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Member since, 7/31/02

photo Sewing Tip 1/10/03 3:29 PM
Even Gathers
A small but (hopefully) useful technique. To help even out gathers, drag an awl between the easing lines back and forth a couple of times. You'll be amazed at how even and straight your gathers turn out. I use the back end of my tweezers, not having an awl. I used this technique when added yokes... more...
Pattern Review 12/30/02 4:58 PM
Kwik Sew - 2948 Misses' Cardigans & Tops
Pattern Description: Misses Cardigan and Tops are for stretch knits with 35% stretch across the grain. View A & B cartigans have long sleeves and front band with button closures. View A has a self fabric belt. View A top is has a stand-up collar with hemmed armhole. View B top has a boat neckli... more...
photo Pattern Review 12/8/02 12:23 PM
Burda - 3216 Start 1: One Seam Pants
As many of us know, Burda 3216 is mulitsized 8-26 and takes a little over 2 1/2 yds of fabric (@ 45"). Suggested fabrics are cottons, viscose rayon, lightweight linen, and jersey; but from what I have read at PR, anything goes! This is the second time I have made the Burda One Seams and I wanted t... more...
photo Pattern Review 11/26/02 5:49 PM
Burda - 8881 Burda Easy Pullover
I was looking forward to sewing an easy top from some boucle I picked up and boy was this it! This is a Burda Easy pullover with three views: A & B use course knits and C uses a fine knit like jersey. A is a pullover turtleneck sweater, B is a zip jacket and C has a neckline I'm not familiar with... more...
photo Pattern Review 11/27/02 3:49 PM
Park Bench patterns - 8 Central Park
I bought this pattern in hopes of getting some wardrobe builders in my closet. Now I wish I had read the reviews for Park Bench. It is definitely difficult to size down (14 to a 6) for a beginner. Had I not love the fabric so much I would have moved on. Fabric is a jersey knit in a natural color... more...

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