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Sewing Tip 3/6/08 1:03 PM
Pleater Board - how to make your own
This tip was requested when I mentioned using my homemade pleater in a recent purse review. I'd seen the commercial pleaters for sale, and thought they were neat, but I didn't want to spend that much money, especially considering how seldom it might be used. So I decided to make one. If you'd lik... more...
Pattern Review 3/6/08 1:26 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 12225-1042 Anna Corinna Knockoff
RTW description: The design of Anna Corrina's City Tote has an edgy, lower east side vibe. The tumbled leather is wonderfully soft and durable. Interior and exterior zip pockets. This bag can be folded and worn over the shoulder or carried by the top handles like a tote. Link to the RTW Anna Cori... more...
Pattern Review 2/16/08 9:18 AM
Simplicity - 7454 OOP Long Dress with additions
This is a very full, ankle length strappy dress, circa 1977. I love this pattern and have made over 100 of these dresses over the last 31 years [long and short versions]. It has a reverse facing to finish the top edge, straps that cross in the back, and shaped patch pockets. When I get home, this ... more...
Pattern Review 2/9/08 4:18 AM
No Pattern Used - 2263 Drapes
These drapes were designed to use this fabric. The boucle looks the same on both sides, so there is no 'wrong side'. That means different design possibilities for how the fabric can be used. So each of the three panels on this window were designed to take advantage of the fabric looking the same... more...
Pattern Review 1/22/08 7:18 AM
No Pattern Used - 2262 Roman Shades a new type
Roman shades are normally stapled to a mounting board, which is then nailed to the framework of the window. They also usually have cords and hardware that adjust the shade up and down. This new type of roman shade is an improvement because they are attached to the window with Velcro, and adjust up a... more...

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