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Pattern Review 1/5/15 1:24 PM
Simplicity - 1318 Misses' Kimono Jackets
I made this jacket as a Christmas present for a friend. While surprise gifts are often nice, handmade garments that someone can't or doesn't want to wear are not. So I showed the fabric, a soft, light chartreuse pinwale corduroy to her to be sure it was acceptable (she's a redhead, so it was a shoo-... more...
Sewing Machine Review 12/29/13 7:44 PM
Singer - 1200 Dressmaker
Ever since GothDom's review here made me aware of this Singer model, I've been on the lookout. Yesterday I found one. The seller's mother, who died in 1985, was the original and only operator of this particular machine. Since her death, it sat beneath the stairs at her son's house, uncovered (as a d... more...
Pattern Review 12/18/13 12:45 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8930 Misses' Jacket
I made this coat for a friend who always leaves her house looking put-together. She wouldn't be caught dead in something as plebian as a sweatshirt or parka, so I had the idea of making this elegant, but very simple, design out of fleece that can be worn as an everyday coat in the winter. This pat... more...
Pattern Review 9/17/13 6:36 AM
McCall's - 7123
Inspired by TanitIsis' review and a fine cotton fabric, I decided to make this shirt for myself. Having lived in traditional dress shirts for the past 30 years, I tend to be self-conscious about wearing anything out of the ordinary out in public, so I was hoping to be subtle about those features tha... more...
Pattern Review 6/14/13 8:32 PM
Simplicity - 3786 Misses Tops
My sister's birthday was coming up and I asked her if she'd like me to make her a hippie shirt. I was startled by the enthusiasm of her reply, so we immediately got to work, deciding on Simplicity 3786 and a cotton gauze for summer comfort. The fabric has an open weave; although it ironed easily, it... more...

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