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Book Review 11/3/10 12:02 PM
Sew Lovely Lingerie : Slips and Panties
The alternative title (taken from the order form at the back of the book) is: Sew Lovely Lingerie, Slip and Panty Construction. This is a slim book or booklet of about A4 size, copyrighted in 1971 by Sew Lovely Publications, Inc (without an ISBN). It is stapled together, and consists of 88 pages... more...
Pattern Review 4/22/07 10:01 AM
Other - Simplicity 5685 Vintage Men's Kimono Robe
Pattern Description: This is a vintage c.1975 men's or misses "JIFFY" kimono robe in two lengths. There are 6 pieces. The description from the envelope reads: "The kimono robe with dropped shoulders and below elbow length sleeves has patch pocket, tie belt, belt carriers and front and back neck e... more...
Pattern Review 2/5/07 6:33 AM
Butterick - 2687 Vintage Double Breasted Robe
Pattern Description: This is a vintage c1940s girls' double-breasted robe. Buttons are optional. There are 6 pieces. The description from the envelope reads: "The youthful crowd approve that trimly tailored look. This double-breasted robe has a notched revers collar, patch pocket, soft tie bel... more...
Sewing Tip 5/4/06 6:21 PM
Photographing, Deconstructing and Copying RTW
Use your digital camera to take photos of a garment such as a tailored jacket that you are taking apart for the purposes of sewing up a copy. It is so easy to go through the stages of taking apart a complicated garment, and then forgetting exactly how it went together. Photograph the construction... more...
Sewing Tip 3/30/06 9:41 AM
Storing Fabric Rolled Up
I keep my wovens and firm knits rolled up on lengths of plastic pipe (from the plumbers!). Not too many on one pipe, or it becomes tedious getting the fabric you want out, and the others rolled back up again. I then cover each roll with plastic bin liner to keep out dust and moth, and stick a label ... more...

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