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Helen near Sydney

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New South Wales Australia
Member since, 10/21/05

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Pattern Review 3/12/15 1:27 AM
Simplicity - 3790 Misses Knit Tops
I've made this top several times now and it always turns out okay, not a show-stopper but certainly good enough to wear to work. At least it's a quick n' easy make. (Boy that sounds like faint praise!) View of the top Pattern Description: Essentially a t-shirt, this top has a round neck with neck... more...
Pattern Review 1/24/15 0:42 AM
Simplicity - 1461 Misses' & Plus Size Tunic
My Mum and I have a sort of unofficial agreement, she comes and weeds my front garden (since I had a load of soil delivered with onion weed through it, a nightmare to get rid of but one which Mum considers a challenge) and I make her tops and dresses since she hates shopping. I decided to make this ... more...
Pattern Review 1/16/15 7:35 PM
New Look - 6185
I recently made this pattern in a sheer white voile for Claudie as a Christmas present and then worried that it was too shapeless (I think my exact words may have been 'It looks like a nightie'!) and yet when she tried it on it looked absolutely fabulous - kind of edgy and sexy at the same time. I w... more...
Pattern Review 1/4/15 2:26 AM
McCall's - 2401 Fitted sheath
Front view of the dress I agreed to make my friend, Colleen, a dress with fabric she was going to buy while overseas on holiday in Thailand, presumably some sort of Thai silk or other special fabric that would be difficult to get here. Unfortunately, not being a sewer and not wanting to spend a ... more...
Pattern Review 12/28/14 5:49 PM
Simplicity - 3790 Misses Knit Tops
I made this top straight out of the envelope a couple of months ago (you can see the review here) and was fairly happy with the result. However, I wanted to tweak the pattern a little to make it my go-to t-shirt pattern. View of the front Pattern Description: Knit tops with either a gathered fron... more...

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