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photo Pattern Review 9/24/09 10:04 AM
Simplicity - 4219 Costume Shirts
WORK IN PROGRESS.... I clicked the wrong button and can't seem to get the WIP designation back, sorry! Pattern Description: Men's, women's, teens' costume (poet's shirt) Pattern Sizing: XS - XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It prob...more...
Book Review 8/10/09 2:15 PM
Making Trousers for Men & Women
THE go-to book for making trousers It's not for everyone, but David Page Coffin's book on Shirtmaking changed my whole game when it came to sewing men's shirts. Before it, I was a paint-by-numbers shirtmaker--blindly following pattern directions, dissatisfied with the results but not knowing how to...more...
Sewing Tip 4/12/08 10:19 PM
Fitting tips for Burda/WOF patterns
Burda's website has some English-language tutorials, mostly on altering their patterns for fit. As of May 2008, they include: - Shortening patterns - The problem - large bust - The problem - high waist - The problem - narrow waist, wide hips - The problem - If you have a little too much tummy ... -...more...
Sewing Tip 3/17/08 2:52 PM
Oh no, my embroidered linen has shrunk and puckered! (and how to fix it)
I always prewash fabrics before sewing, and the label on the beautiful embroidered linen said "wash cool," so I did--and it came out of the washer horribly shrunken and puckered. What to do!? I like to iron linen while damp anyhow, so I took it to the ironing board. Yikes... it's an all-over patter...more...
Pattern Review 10/16/07 6:20 PM
Butterick - 3598 Pierrot/commedia del'arte
Pattern Description: Commedia del'arte style clown costume. This is a very stylish and unusual costume--not at all your typical Bozo-the-clown job. Now OOP but still available from Butterick (as of Aug 2006). Pattern Sizing: Very oversized jumpsuit, with skirt and collar ruff fitted to wearer's me...more...
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