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Pattern Review 2/8/16 9:28 PM
Grainline Studio - 14001 Morris Blazer
Pattern Description: The Morris Blazer is the perfect mix of casual and cool. It will quickly become the go-to garment to complete any outfit. With a mixture of drape and structure, bracelet length sleeves, and gentle shawl collar, it looks great dressed up or down. It works well in fabrics with... more...
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Sewing Tip 2/7/16 9:01 PM
Elastic Thread for Gathering Sleeve Caps
I see there are other tips for gathering and shirring, but this is specifically for sleeve caps, so I'm going ahead with it. I just finished a blazer that had 2.75 inches of ease in the sleeve cap and my sateen fabric would have no part of it! I set the sleeves in twice and they looked horrible, s... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/18/16 9:39 PM
McCall's - 3830 Misses' straight skirts
Pattern Description: Misses skirt in five lengths have front and back darts, back zipper, faced waist and optional carriers. Skirt A, B and C have back vent. Pattern Sizing: 12 - 18. I cut a size 14 and widened the waist to a 16. Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are only o... more...
8 comments
 
Sewing Tip 1/17/16 6:39 PM
Marking Armscyes on a Dress Form
I have a Dritz My Double dress form padded with the Fabulous Fit System. A few months ago I made a closely fitted bodice shell and since then I have wanted to mark the armscyes on my dress form. I couldn't find anything on the Internet on the easiest or best way to do this, but I knew I did not wa... more...
14 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/8/16 7:22 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 159384-1005 Frankenpattern
Pattern Description: This is a frankenpattern of my knit pants sloper/block and the Jalie 3461 Eleonore Jeans elastic waistband. I had lots of fabric left from the Jalie Hoodie I sewed up last month and wanted to make matching lounge pants. I did not want a tight jeans fit, back pockets or fly, so ... more...
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