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Pattern Review 6/21/15 8:59 PM
Neue Mode - 22165 Quick & Easy Top and skirt
Note: I needed a cool (in the temperature sense) top with minimal sleeves for our upcoming vacation. Not sure how cool acetate slinky will be, but it's the first thing that came out of my stash. Being in a hurry (and also lazy), I decided to use a pattern that I've sewn before, one that doesn't ... more...
Pattern Review 12/25/14 2:26 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1007 Large totes
Preface Making a tote bag is so easy that there is really no reason to purchase a pattern once you get the hang of it (which is extremely simple.) The larger tote was made so our grandson (or his Dad) can carry his Christmas present on board for the plane ride home. The smaller tote was made this... more...
Pattern Review 9/2/14 9:18 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 37509-1004 Self Drafted Tote
Update: To fix the incorrect installation of the straps on the purple bag, my husband suggested that I simply cut off the straps where they weren't sewn and re-attach them with D rings. So I did. Much better and it was an easy fix. Here is a closer look after the change. Since they are shorte... more...
Pattern Review 7/21/14 6:46 AM
No Pattern Used - Throw pillows Throw pillows and table skirt
Background: Last year our house wouldn't sell, partly because of the spartan decorating touches. An easy and necessary way to create some flourish is to add throw pillows. Also, because we will be downsizing soon, buying more furniture is not an option. So I merely sewed a skirt for a Costco ta... 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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