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Pattern Review 10/30/11 3:16 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8710 Katherine Tilton
Pattern Description: V8710 Semi-fitted, pullover top with pleated sleeves S2247 Amazing Fit empire waist, V-neckline dress with cup sizing Pattern Sizing: V8710 Size M in front with FBA, S in back, shoulder, and armsceye and S2247 Size 12 V-neck Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern env... more...
Sewing Tip 7/13/10 6:17 PM
Using Cup-sized Patterns for FBA and SBA
I'm new to making FBAs, as my current body bears no similarity to the one I had at 35! A few months ago I made a Vogue pattern that had no darts and needed an FBA. It occurred to me that I could use the technique from a similar style "Custom Fit" Vogue pattern, 8616, to provide the FBA for the D cup... more...
Book Review 6/6/09 8:46 PM
Couture--The Great Designers
This book is the best one I have found that beautifully describes most major designers' techniques and artistry. The photographs are wonderful and have given me several ideas to try on my garments. Book Index/Chapter headings Designers are categorized as follows: The Founders The Artists The Purists... more...
Book Review 4/28/09 9:27 PM
The Sewing Book
Book Index/Chapter headings Tools, Techniques, and Projects, but there is much more to this book than the headings describe. PaperBack or HardBound? I have the hardback; I don't think it's in softcover. Does this book have clear illustrations or photographs? I can't say enough about the photographs.... more...

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I began sewing in college and made most of my clothes. Then I concentrated on home dec sewing while I was a single working mom for 18 years. Now I'm a married, full-time homemaker and occasional windo... more

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