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Patti B

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Oregon USA
Member since, 9/29/02

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Pattern Review 4/15/14 5:10 PM
McCall's - 6607 Misses'/Women's Tops and Tunic
Inspired by Margy H's wonderful versions of this pattern, the linen knit that was mouldering in my collection came out of hiding. I may never buy linen knit again -- it is like sewing cobwebs! And it seems to stretch even when stabilized and beaten into submission. Looking at my photo in comparison ...more...
Pattern Review 4/9/14 12:09 PM
Burda - 7398 BLOUSE
A friend recommended this pattern for a loose tunic and I thought I'd give it a try with my Jinzenji khaki and black cotton (from Superbuzzy). She did mention to be sure to measure it because hers turned out too large. This checked out OK so I proceeded. I would have anyway because I had already cut...more...
Pattern Review 4/1/14 4:52 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8968 Misses' Dress
I've been searching for a pattern to use for a casual topper to wear on the patio or over a swimsuit. This dress seemed to fit the bill. I like the asymmetry but it's not over the top. To test it out, I used coordinating remnants of green tencel (from Poppy in Oakland -- well aged) and a rayon bati...more...
Pattern Review 3/30/14 3:56 PM
Center for Pattern Design - CB Spiral Blouse CB Spiral Blouse
Back view Front view on hanger showing back swoop Pattern Description: This pattern is fashioned after one demonstrated by Salvador who managed Balenciaga's tailoring atelier during the Golden Age of Couture in the mid-20th century. It is a single bias-cut pattern piece, which comprises the front,...more...
Pattern Review 12/17/13 9:14 AM
Kwik Sew - 3089 Baby Sleep Sacks
"Baby sleeping bag with ribbed collar and front centre zipper opening. Can choose between sleeveless or long sleeves with mittens styles." I sewed the sleeveless version and it was a quick and very satisfying project. As usual, Kwik Sew instructions are hard to beat and these work beautifully. Th...more...
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I'm on the 'mysterious side' of 50 and got back into sewing garments a few years ago after a very long hiatus. I blame this fabric fetish all on picking up a copy of Threads and seeing all the creati...more

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