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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...
Pattern Review 6/1/14 10:05 PM
Simplicity - 5759 6 Tops Made Easy
Update After writing this review, it occurred to me that it would probably be easy to adjust the pattern, to make the flutter sleeves longer. Original ReviewThis is an OOP pattern, but it is still available for purchase; you can google to find where. I reviewed this pattern 10 years ago, when ... more...
Pattern Review 3/7/14 10:19 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1006 Clutch handbag
This project was designed and constructed as part of an online designer handbag class, taught by Richard and Linda, graduates of FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City. Pattern Description: Lined, structured clutch. Pattern Sizing:One size Did it look like the photo/drawing on ... more...
Pattern Review 1/21/14 10:12 AM
Neue Mode - 22165 Quick & Easy Top and skirt
Update Here is a pic taken of the V, after hand stitching. Also, I forgot to mention a few things in the review. (Haste makes waste) Close-up of V neckline You can see the hand stitching and the V is a bit wonky. But from a distance, my husband insists no one would notice. Now, to come clean ... 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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