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Book Review 4/17/14 4:37 PM
Sew Retro
Book Contents The book is organized by time period and discusses the history and evolution of sewing over the last 150ish years. It includes patterns and project descriptions along with interviews with some fabric designers. Each of the patterns/projects included are relevant to the particular time ...more...
Pattern Review 2/4/14 8:37 PM
Simplicity - 2215 Cynthia Rowley
Pattern Description: Skirt, sleeveless top/vest, or sleeveless jumper with various trims or finishes. I chose view C, just the skirt with pockets and side zipper. Pattern Sizing:I cut a size 10. It's a teensy bit bigger than my normal size for skirts that hit on the waist, so as a result I usually...more...
Pattern Review 1/23/14 4:12 PM
McCall's - 6706 Misses' Skirts and Petticoat
Pattern Description: Five skirts and one petticoat pattern. The petticoat isn't shown on the front but there is a line drawing of it on the back. Skirts hit the natural waist and fall to above through below the knee. I made pattern D with the length of C....or A without the stripes. The only differ...more...
Sewing Tip 1/13/14 9:13 PM
Forgetting whether to clip or notch? Pinking shears!
When making a slew of bibs for Niece, I kept getting confused between when to clip and when to notch. Also it was taking a TON of time on each individual bib. Then I spotted my pinkin shears! Brilliant! Using your pinking shears, trim your seam allowance. Don't trim TOO close to.your stitching, or y...more...
Pattern Review 1/6/14 7:10 PM
Butterick - 5267 Tote Bags
Pattern Description: Tote bags with two inside pockets, shoulder strap, and variations on strap design and number of outside pockets. I did pattern A, one pocket on the outside and straps all the way around, but I made some adjustments to it that I will describe below. Pattern Sizing: I thought ...more...
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