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Pattern Review 11/16/14 2:11 PM
Jalie - 3352 Dolman tops
Having made my tropical Ina skirt, I was looking for an easy wearing travel top to coordinate. I had several slinky knits in my stash, and 2 of them coordinated with the skirt colors! O happy day! Photo is my dark brown top; I also made one in pink. There is nothing to not like about this patter... more...
Pattern Review 11/16/14 1:21 PM
Islander Sewing Systems - 218 Jacket Express
I have sewn this before (avatar photo - black & white), and have a third jacket in the works. I made my first Jacket a bit over a year ago. Realizing that it was my "feel-good, looks great" jacket, I decided that I needed a few more in different colors, so here we are. Although the instructions can... more...
Pattern Review 9/2/14 8:05 PM
PatternReview - 104 Ina Maxi Skirt
Intrigued by this pattern, anticipating an Aruba vacation late September, not having any striped fabric in my stash and not finding any I liked in local store, went into my stash and found this floral that screamed "tropical paradise"! I purchased the download pattern, and as advertised, it was easy... more...
Pattern Review 8/30/14 10:03 PM
Tessuti - Pia Dress Pia Dress
A line dress with extended shoulders and fun pocket accent. Easy instructions. I used an Italian cotton print from Marcy Tilton and underlined with silk broadcloth. My wearable muslin was a grey pinstripe linen that is now my go-to running around to do errands dress. But I digress. For this print dr... more...
Sewing Tip 5/17/14 7:55 PM
Helping fabric stay put on cutting table.
When cutting pattern pieces from a large piece of fabric, I often have trouble with the excess yardage hanging off the table pulling at the fabric portion being cut. I solved this today by using large binder clamps (very inexpensive at your office supplies store) to fasten the excess fabric to the e... more...

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Have just started garment sewing for myself again after long interruption (kids! job! crappy things happening in my life!). Body has changed over the years and I am torn between just sewing for where ... more

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