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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...
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Sewing Machine Review 12/29/13 7:44 PM
Singer - 1200 Dressmaker
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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...
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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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