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California USA
Member since, 8/17/06

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Store Review 4/30/11 4:25 PM
Daiso (Seattle/SF Bay Area)
This review is for the store in Cupertino, CA, but there are Daiso stores in the greater Seattle and SF Bay Areas. What is Daiso? Daiso isn't a traditional sewing store, but I've found tons of things there that have aided me in sewing, so if you haven't hit up a Daiso yet with an eye to your sewing...more...
Pattern Review 4/22/11 4:47 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1236 Misses' Dress and Belt
Slowly, slowly, slowly, I am racking up some garments. Actually finishing things feels so good. Pattern Description: Loose fitting pullover dress with sash. No lining, but faced at neckline. No darts or other shaping except tucks at front neckline. Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8 to 24. I cut a 16 throu...more...
Book Review 4/21/11 1:09 AM
Unit Method of Clothing Construction
This review is for the 1977 edition. I inherited this book from my Mom - it's only 2 years younger than myself - and it's been oh-so-handy - a review was in order! Summary This is a start to finish "how to sew" course, with a section on pattern alteration, written as a text for classroom use. The ...more...
Book Review 4/20/11 11:16 PM
Shortcuts to a Perfect Pattern
Would you recommend this book as a MUST HAVE? No. This one is worth a browse if you can pick it up at the library, or buy it if you find it cheap used. You may find some tidbits that speak to you. However, I wouldn't recommend it as a first or primary fitting book. I think my review is so long preci...more...
Sewing Tip 4/20/11 10:42 PM
Electronic Pattern Catalog / To Buy List
Back in 2007 I posted a tip here ( about building a pattern catalog for your PDA. I've since updated my system and thought others might benefit. First, though, the BEST thing about having your pattern catalog accessible on your phone is to create a...more...
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