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Notion Review 3/20/06 9:12 PM
Olfa - Olfa 28mm Rotary Cutter
What is this notion used for? I make mostly doll clothes - for dolls anywhere between six inches and 38 inches tall. And the one thing I hate, loathe, and despise is cutting small stuff out. Also I'm not in love with cutting large stuff out either. So when I decided to sew, I bought a cheap $10. F... more...
photo Pattern Review 3/1/06 5:15 PM
Butterick - 5902 Cabbage Patch doll clothes
Pattern Description: This is for the sixteen-inch Cabbage Patch Kids dolls for sale now. It'd probably fit older models, as most CPK dolls are somewhat squishy. However, I bought it to fit my 70s-era 'Timey Tell' and 'Hi, Dottie' dolls. While they're about the same height, the dolls are quite diffe... more...
photo Sewing Tip 2/2/06 5:15 PM
Fun with Elastic Scraps !
I make doll clothes, and sometimes end up with squibs of elastic about an inch long or so. Not much I could do with 'em - or so I thought ! First, I needed a way to hold my craft scissors closed, so they wouldn't damage other things in the tote. It'd also be nice to secure the scissors, since I f... more...
photo Pattern Review 1/11/06 8:24 AM
Dress Shop - Doll Shop Deluxe Doll Shop Deluxe
Pattern Description: A downloadable system that prints patterns for any size doll - patterns and preset measurements for popular dolls are included, and you can add any doll's measurements for custom-sized garments. You can download a free trial as part of the Dress Shop package, but it won't print... more...
Sewing Tip 1/9/06 11:34 PM
Throw wood-spool thread away ? Not here !
I know it's conventional wisdom - if thread is so ancient, it's on a wooden spool, it's probably too deteriorated to use. And I'm sure that's correct to toss it in many circumstances... But I found lots of uses for this 'useless' thread. I got a vintage sewing basket loaded with equally old thread ... more...

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A home-ec. sewing failure, I decided to give myself another go at sewing when I needed a costume for an anime convention. Still have a weakness for sailor outfits and Asian wear. I have an extensi... more

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