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Summerlea

Summerlea  star
Washington USA
Member since, 4/19/03
Intermediate

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Pattern Review 4/26/11 6:08 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2010-113D Polodress
Pattern Description: Wadder :( View D, Polo dress with relaxed fit. Pattern Sizing: sz 34-44 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? In general, yes. Fitwise, no, though you can't tell much about the fit from the magazine photos. Were the ... more...
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Pattern Review 2/22/10 4:34 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - Self Drafted Pattern
This is a review of a skirt I made last summer. I bought some beautiful polyester sheer striped fabric and coral poly satin to line, but the stripes were too wide! I mulled it over, looked through my inspiration photos and sketches, and came up with an idea. I'd cut the stripes apart, sew them to... more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 2/22/10 3:58 PM
McCall's - 4007 palmer/pletsch classic fit
Pattern Description: Straight wrap dress or top has bands, darts and ties. Pattern Sizing:8-14, I made view A with long sleeves in size 8 with alterations. Were the instructions easy to follow? I only glanced at them but for the most part they were good. What did you particularly like or dislike ... more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 2/20/10 10:08 PM
New Look - 6858 Men's PJ Pants
Pattern Description: Unisex Pajamas. I made the full length men's pants, view B. Pattern Sizing: XS-XL, I made size L. 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? I only glanced at them but they seemed... more...
1 comments
 
Sewing Tip 5/24/09 7:25 PM
Camouflaging Uneven Topstitching
I recently sewed jeans and had trouble with topstitching. Getting two even lines of stitching, especially around curves, is tough! I didn't have the appropriate twin needle and flaws were noticeable in the contrasting thread. I sewed a third line between the first two using matching thread and ... more...
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About Me

I'm 33 years old and live in Seattle, WA. My mom taught me to sew on her Bernina when I was 12. I began quilting at age 17 and enjoy that as well. I returned to sewing over 10 years ago initially... more

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