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Penny Carlson

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Florida USA
Member since, 12/30/01

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Pattern Review 7/29/13 2:38 PM
McCall's - 6579 Bags
For the health of my shoulders I needed to switch to a backpack. This pattern is by Nancy Zieman, of Nancy's Notions. I used View D, the backpack, but there are three other views. My fabric is a home-dec cotton from Premier Prints. Sewing was pretty simple. The bag body is divided into three sectio... more...
Pattern Review 7/29/13 12:55 PM
Studio Kat Designs - 01300 The Odyssey
The first thing I learned was that the notions required for this bag come in very limited colors. You need a "purse zipper" - a zipper that has two pulls and opens in the middle. Coats makes it, but in very few colors. You also need webbing to make the straps. And then there are the buckles. Well, I... more...
Pattern Review 7/19/11 11:07 AM
Butterick - 5637 Misses tunic and dress
Pattern Description: Tunic and dress, fitted through bust, have side seam pockets. A/B, C, D cup sizes. Pattern Sizing: XS - M - L - XL - XXL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow?The instructions w... more...
Pattern Review 4/14/11 3:35 PM
Burda - 7519 T-SHIRT
Pattern Description: Cowl-neck top, with and without sleeves. I made the sleeveless version. Pattern Sizing:Misses' sizes Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, very much so. Were the instructions easy to follow?Not having used a Burda pa... more...
Book Review 9/7/06 7:48 PM
Paper Fashions by Klutz
Although this is a toy, I fell madly in love with it on first sight. Someone gave it to my niece for her birthday, and I couldn't put it down. It's an adorable craft wherein you use stencils to design outfits for either a mannequin or a fashion figure. There are lots of basic outlines for dif... more...

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I love fashion, quilting, sewing, and my two daughters. Having moved to Florida and married a man with a house, I'm happily engaged in decorating and sewing to jazz up the place. I also do long-distan... more

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