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Debbie Lancaster

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Member since, 9/18/02

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Pattern Review 7/28/15 8:16 PM
Liesl + Co. - LC015GT Gallery Tunic and Dress
Pattern Description: Relaxed-fit pull-on tunic or dress. The tunic features cuffed three-quarter-length sleeves and a one-piece collar. The dress includes in-seam pockets, button-cuff full-length sleeves, and a band collar. Both versions include an inset front placket with a fun pleated detail, an i... more...
Pattern Review 7/28/15 7:58 PM
Simplicity - 1694 Misses' Tops
Pattern Description: Loose fitting top in two lengths, with drop shoulders. Optional sleeve tabs and pockets. Pattern Sizing: XS-XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made view A. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but I ju... more...
Sewing Tip 6/29/15 10:57 PM
Finding the ribs on knits
My eyes are 60 years old, and not as strong as they used to be. And finding the rib on knits so I can establish the grain so the finished garment won't hang wonky is torture! Especially black. I have a black rayon/nylon/Lycra ponte from Michael Levine that I wanted to make a simple a-line skirt wi... more...
Sewing Tip 6/6/15 12:58 PM
Making wiggly fabric stay put
I have a beautiful piece of sueded rayon that I acquired many years ago from a long-closed local fabric shop. I finally have the right pattern to make something out of it, but it's going to take every last usable bit of it. Now sueded rayon is really squiggly, so that you can lay it out straight o... more...
Pattern Review 9/29/14 8:43 PM
PatternReview - 104 Ina Maxi Skirt
Pattern Description: A maxi skirt designed for stretch knit fabrics. Skirt is slightly A-Line and has two bias godets for a flattering silhouette. Pattern Sizing: XS-L and XL-4XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Were the instructio... more...

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I grew up in Hawaii where it seemed like EVERYBODY sewed. I learned to sew from my mother when I was about 8, and spent every summer thereafter sewing school clothes. My mom bought me a portable Kenmo... more

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