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Pattern Review 8/24/15 12:32 PM
Other - 2 patterns Frankenpattern-jacket/dress
Background: This is a frankenpattern house dress for my mother, who has dementia. For more information, see my other review, where combining 2 patterns was tested for a jacket. I figured if I could get the jacket to fit, it could be extended to a house dress. Purchased clothing for alzheimer's p... more...
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Pattern Review 8/20/15 6:48 AM
Other - 2 patterns Frankenpattern-jacket/dress
Here are a few other pictures: The back. Closeup of collar. Two patterns were combined for this wearable muslin, to meet my father's request for a dress that my mother (who has dementia) can wear around the house. This review is for the top part (that is, the jacket part) of the eventual dre... more...
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Pattern Review 7/19/15 7:33 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1009 Zippered cosmetics bags
Update: Have made 3 more cosmetics bags, trying to perfect the "zippered corners," so they would look crisp after turning the bag. I should probably say up front that I made the bags with heavier fabric, larger needles and heavier nylon thread, but if you use lighter weight fabric and perhaps a sm... more...
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Pattern Review 7/9/15 1:15 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1008 Leather chair cushions
Background The seat cushions were made with leather for my step daughter. As an animal lover, I don't work with leather. But since she and her husband had already purchased leather and didn't know what to do with it, I agreed to help. There are lots of different kinds of straight chair seats, so... more...
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Pattern Review 7/8/15 11:05 PM
No Pattern Used - Cylindrical pillow
Pattern Description: Cylindrical throw pillows. I was guided by the tutorial below, although I sometimes went my own way: http://do-it-yourselfdesign.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-sew-custom-bolster-cushion-cover.html Pattern Sizing: The finished form: 17 1/2 inches long by 7 1/2 inches in diamet... more...
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My name is Joanne; Penelope was our cat. Knit tops are mainly what I sew, because 1) They're comfortable and 2) Easier to sew (for me); 3) I get to put my serger and coverstitch machine to good... more

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