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Indiana USA
Member since, 8/24/02
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Pattern Review 12/3/02 6:47 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 10-2001-134 admiral's coat
This pattern came from the October 2001 Burda World of Fashion magazine. If I remember correctly, the sizing went up to a 44; when tracing the pattern I sized up another size to a 46. Here are some other views. Please disregard the goofy look on my face!! Click here and here. Fabric I used some in...more...
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Pattern Review 11/8/02 4:34 PM
Burda - 8733
I have made all 3 parts of this pattern: jacket, skirt, and top. (I only have photos of the top at present, but will get the others up ASAP.) I made several goofs working on this ensemble, so I hope my experience will help others. SKIRT I love the look of a wrap skirt, but hate the way it can blow...more...
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Book Review 11/4/02 3:17 PM
Flatter Your Figure
Although the cover and some of the illustrations in this 1980s-era book may look rather dated, the information in it is timeless. The author presents her extremely simple system(using 2 wooden dowels) of figuring out your figure type and finding your figure "flaws." There is no measuring involved an...more...
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Book Review 10/30/02 3:54 PM
Organization for the Creative Person
Let me start by saying that I am not an "organized" person; I suppose you could call me a right-brained, creative, artsy type. When I'd try to read some of the other books on organization that recommend using scheduled activities, menu-planning, cleaning systems, color-tabbed folders, various filing...more...
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Pattern Review 10/30/02 3:19 PM
Sew Pro - 100 Classic Tailored Pants
Update -- 10/29/02 -- Last weekend I wore these pants for several hours around the house. How to put this tactfully---well, the back crotch curve worked its way up into my...um...crack area...in a thonglike manner!!! Let's say I needed to make a "dropped rear" adjustment (scoop out the crotch a bit...more...
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I've sewn since I was 15, but just became more serious about it in the past few years. I'm an editor for science publications in my "real" job; I also paint silk and have a small business on the side ...more

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