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Pattern Review 6/8/08 3:37 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2889 Oscar de la Renta gown
PATTERN It was one of those decisions, that looking back, maybe should have been thought about a little longer. DD decided on Vogue 2889, as its high-low hemline matched most closely several of the sketches she did while thinking about her dress. I searched online for information. No dice, no review... more...
Store Review 12/22/07 7:14 PM
Piedmont Fabrics
For those of you who may mourn the demise of Poppy's Fabrics in Oakland, behold - there is hope! A long-time sales lady at Poppy's has opened a new store on nearby Piedmont Ave. Many Poppy's regulars show up there, and the fashion students at California College of Art haunt the place looking for th... more...
Pattern Review 8/4/06 1:57 AM
HotPatterns - Woodstock Tunic Woodstock Tunic
FLASH! WOODSTOCK TUNIC TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN!! For my latest foray into HotPatternLand, I chose the Woodstock Tunic. As the heatwave hit, I thought of the lovely embroidered voiles I bought from Kashi at Metro Fabrics, um, let's see was it last year or the year before? I bought a couple of coo... more...
Pattern Review 7/29/06 11:38 PM
HotPatterns - dv-sc Deco Vibe Shrunken Cardigan
Such a lovely design!! I thought at last I could make a flattering camisole that would have that lingerie look and give me the coverage needed. And so it did, but only after a lot of fiddling with this pattern. I was appalled to find that the seaming was only decorative, and that there was *zero* sh... more...
Pattern Review 7/29/06 11:39 PM
HotPatterns - mm_ht Heavenly Twinset Heavenly Twinset
I dove in and bought some HotPatterns several months ago. There they languished, as I read review after review of the trials and tribulations of working with HotPatterns. Nice results for some reviewers, but my initial idea of having an easy road to sewing heaven seemed overly optimistic. Based on... more...

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