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Susan Parker

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Member since, 4/14/02

Recent Pattern Reviews


photo Sewing Machine Review 10/12/03 1:24 PM
Elna - 3005
It's a basic, mechanical machine with some "fancy" stitches built in. I like the drop in bobbin that I can see--some argue that you can't adjust the tension like on a front load bobbin but for the sewing I do I haven't had a need to adjust tension there. I like slow/fast feature which is somewhat l...more...
Store Review 7/18/03 10:58 PM
Vogue Fabrics - Evanston
Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive? Yes, I purchased quite a bit of fabric when I visited the store yesterday. The prices were quite reasonable on high end fabrics and the in-store sales specials were UNBELIEVABLE. I was visiting Chicago for a trade show and...more...
Pattern Review 5/8/03 4:25 PM
Silhouette Patterns - 900 Carol's Jacket/Top
Edit 8 May 03: I wanted to add a note about the pattern. Recently I was doing a little shopping to see what styles are current and to see what I like that's currently in the shops. Why not copy RTW? I saw a couple of jean jackets in loud colors and prints. Then I looked at the inside as I wanted t...more...
Pattern Review 1/5/03 3:21 PM
Silhouette Patterns - 3000 Pleated Pant
Pattern Description: Pleated Pant (converted to darted pant) Pattern Sizing: Sizes 4-18 & 14W-28W Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The front of the pant looked different than the pattern envelope due to the fact that I converted the pat...more...
Pattern Review 9/18/02 4:03 PM
Kwik Sew - 2881 Men's shirt, shorts & trunks
Since we got a spa for our back yard 3 years ago, my husband has complained about not being able to find a sleek, speedo-style swimsuit he liked. He can be rather picky which is not always a bad thing (he picked me, right?? HA HA HA HA). He just hates it when he wears a pair of swim trunks that fi...more...
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