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Pattern Review 10/12/14 2:11 PM
Kwik Sew - 3621 Misses Pull-Over Tops
This is a pattern that I have sewn in the shorter, blouse length. Recently I decided that I wanted a long, lounge frock and decided that this could be lengthened for that purpose. I used a wild, paisley knit terrycloth from an Etsy seller for the main pieces and a nice red interlock knit for the ho... more...
Classified 10/4/14 12:13 PM
When Dreams Flower - Jenny Haskins
A brand new book, cd of embroidery designs, and patterns for a floral quilt. From Amazon "When Dreams Flower is a quilt that combines patchwork, embroidery and quilting along with many of Jenny's other unique techniques. These explained with easy step-by-step pictorial directions and for the first t... more...
Classified 10/6/14 9:45 AM
SOLD -- Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques
Lynda Maynard's book subtitled "Essential step by step techniques for professional results." Beautifully illustrated and well reviewed. This is a duplicate copy that was a gift. In perfect condition. more...
Pattern Review 10/1/14 10:50 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8561 MISSES' SKIRT AND PANTS
Pattern Description: Pants have slanted pockets, back darts, back-lapped zipper, contoured waistband, and lower section with outside darts and cuff. I purchased this Marcy Tilton pattern for skirt and pants when it first was issued several years ago thinking that I would make the skirt. I had recen... more...
Sewing Tip 9/30/14 5:28 PM
Inner elastic tab for waistbands
I often sew pants with a zipper that extends to the top of the waist area (with or without a band) and borrowed an idea from RTW but with a twist. It is easier to zip up the zipper if there is a waist tab to hold things together while zipping. Make a tab of 1 inch wide elastic, doubled so it is stur... 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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