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Sewing Tip 3/8/14 7:44 AM
Off-label use for FOE (foldover elastic)
I have a huge supply of foldover elastic, collected before I discovered that I don't LIKE foldover elastic. I'm also not a fan of clear elastic, though sometimes I wrestle with it because it adds reinforcement to the fold-and-topstitch edges on knits. A few weeks ago, when I just couldn't face th... more...
11 comments
 
Pattern Review 10/29/13 10:12 PM
Burda - 7352 DRESS
Laura needed a packable dress to wear to a destination wedding in Costa Rica, and because we live just far enough apart to make shopping together inconvenient, I was left to my own devices regarding pattern and fabric choice. This version is a rayon/lycra knit, with polyester chiffon sashes. The f... more...
25 comments
 
Pattern Review 3/2/13 7:35 AM
Lekala Patterns - 4158
Lekala has you enter 4 measurements (in centimeters), choose whether you want seam allowances or not, and select the paper size you will print on. They email a file with the customized pattern. For my first foray into Russian pattern territory, I downloaded, assembled, and taped and taped and ta... more...
11 comments
 
Notion Review 2/12/13 8:27 AM
Other - Micro Brush (made by Tooltron)
These are tiny applicators that come 25 to the pack, and work very well for applying Fray Block to cut buttonholes, closely trimmed raw edges, etc. I originally found them at my local indie fabric store, but I might have to resort to mail order the next time. I'll check some other local stores - ... more...
4 comments
 
Sewing Tip 8/1/09 8:26 AM
Pattern alteration meets Glad Press n Seal
Laziness wins again. I was using my kitchen counter to trace and alter a pattern, and when I got to the part where I needed to fill in a slash-and-move alteration, my eyes wandered to a half-opened drawer. The Press 'n Seal dared me to try it. I tore off a strip of it, pressed it against the gapi... more...
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2014: Time marches on.... closing in on Medicare eligibility. Gag me. I've worked in an OB/GYN doctor's office for over 15 years and have become accustomed to the comfort of wearing those pajama-lik... more

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