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Washington USA
Member since, 2/23/10

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Pattern Review 7/26/13 12:34 PM
Pattern Description: Misses Chanel-style jacket Pattern Sizing: 12-14-16 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made View B without the pockets. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I particularly liked the back ... more...
Sewing Expo Review 3/13/12 6:06 PM
Puyallup Sewing and Stitchery Expo 2012
This is an enormous event with classes, shows and vendors. I attended two of the one-needle (cheapest) classes, which were helpful and interesting. One was on tailoring (mostly using fusibles for quick results), and the other was a sleeve and armhole class with Connie Crawford. There were hundreds ... more...
Pattern Review 2/8/12 12:00 PM
Simplicity - 5738
See full blog post here with lots of pictures and more details Pattern Description: Misses jacket with sleeve variations, sadly out-of-print. Pattern Sizing: I used a 14-16 mash-up. I've fitted this pattern before, so my pattern pieces are already highly customized. Did it look like the photo/dra... more...
Pattern Review 2/2/12 11:00 PM
McCall's - 6400 Misses' Tops
More pictures, including alteration Pattern Description: Close fitting knit top Pattern Sizing: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium), ZZ(Large-XLarge-XXLarge) I made the large. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, including the armpit pouch they cl... more...
Pattern Review 1/31/12 2:01 PM
McCall's - 6512 Misses' Blouses
See my blog post here Pattern Description: Loose-fitting blouses have neck/front bands, yoke and front sleeve (cut on crosswise grain of fabric), no shoulder seams, back pleats and narrow hem. Pattern Sizing: 4-18, I used a size 14 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once yo... more...

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