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Leslie in Austin

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Member since, 1/30/03

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Pattern Review 5/28/13 7:34 PM
Vogue Patterns - 7681 Children's / Girls' Lined, Evening Or Lower Calf Length Dres
Pattern Description: Children's / Girls' Lined, Evening Or Lower Calf Length Dress Pattern Sizing: 2 - 8; I sewed a size 2 for the 4 year old flower girl, whose chest measured 19" and whose height is 38". (She's a teeny thing!) I made a muslin of the bodice and had to take in the upper bodice qu... more...
Pattern Review 5/6/13 10:19 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 3295-1006 Vintage-style VaVaVoom Dress
Edit to add: My design and gorgeous model made the Austin 360 (the local daily paper's lifestyle section) A-List!!! Edited again to add: Look whose pic is featured in Keep Austin Stylish's coverage of the Black & Tan show! Kinda ironic given the comment I felt compelled to leave on a recent post... more...
Pattern Review 5/20/12 5:43 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2012-105 Tie waist blouse
Pattern Description: Blouse with layered tie front and gathered, bound cap sleeves. Pattern Sizing: 36-44; My measurements are telling me I'm a 40 these days, but the final product was too big. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were... more...
Pattern Review 5/13/12 10:29 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1250 Misses Dress
Can you stand another version of this ubiquitous dress pattern? I'm way late to the ballgame, but here's my rendition. Pattern Description: Close-fitting cowl neck dress. Pattern Sizing: A5(6-8-10-12-14), EE(14-16-18-20) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were... more...
Pattern Review 5/12/12 3:08 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2012-112 Ruched sheath dress
Pattern Description: Ruched jersey sheath dress. I made this to wear to opening night of my husband's latest play (he's playing Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind at City Theatre). When I finished the dress, I realized it was entirely to fab for a rainy Thursday night. I saved that baby for Frida... more...

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I'm a no-longer-30-something who has always wanted to learn to sew, but whose fabulous seamstress mother never had the patience to teach her. ;-) In the Summer of 2002, my beloved husband bought me ... more

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