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Pattern Review 9/23/15 12:17 PM
Other - 2 patterns Frankenpattern-jacket/dress
An update to the update: The original patterns that I morphed were McCall's 5252 for the collar and Neue Mode top pattern #22165 for the kimono sleeves, as explained in my prior reviews HERE for the prior dress and HERE for a jacket I made to test a few things. before proceeding. About that M... more...
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...
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...
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...
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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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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