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Kris O

Kris O  star
Member since, 5/4/03
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Book Review 6/26/07 9:04 PM
Pillows: Designer Sewing Techniques
I got this book to get some pointers on making something like this pillow and others I've seen in upscale furniture stores lately. However, this book is really about pillows as art. The techniques used include punching, decorative stitching and mucho embellishment. Overall, I can happily recommen... more...
Pattern Review 7/18/06 6:22 PM
Kwik Sew - 3408 Wrap Dress
Pattern Description: From KS: The Misses' fitted wrap dresses have a waist seam, a slightly flared skirt, a V-neckline, bust darts, and self-fabric ties. View A has full-length sleeves. View B has three-quarter length sleeves. Pattern Sizing: XS to XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the patte... more...
Store Review 1/5/06 3:24 PM
Helen Enox Fine Fabrics
This is a wonderful independent fabric store in Oklahoma City. I usually go there to browse rather than look for something in particular and I've never been disappointed at the selection. It's obvious that the store caters to bridal parties, but there is a large variety of other fabrics as well, s... more...
Sewing Tip 9/12/05 12:27 PM
Wal-Mart price matching for pattern sales
I frequently take advantage of the Wal-Mart price matching policy for groceries and it just occurred to me to try it for patterns (Hobby Lobby has Simplicity for 99 cents this week). It worked like a charm and I didn't have to contend with other sewists contending for the Simplicity books or patter... more...
Pattern Review 10/19/04 1:02 PM
Kwik Sew - 2694 Wrap top
Pattern Description: This is a much-reviewed pattern for two knit wrap tops. Iíve made both versions but have pictured and am reviewing only View A. Pattern Sizing: Extra small to extra large. I used medium. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with... more...

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I'm "retired" CPA who's now a homeschooling mom. I had a renewed interest in sewing about 5 years ago and now spend most of my spare time acquiring knowledge--now I have to work on the skill part. T... more

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