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Tina Rathbone

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Pattern Review 7/6/13 6:32 PM
Butterick - 5571 Misses' Robe, Belt, Top, Gown and Pants
Pattern Description: Misses' Robe, Belt, Top, Gown and Pants Pattern Sizing: ZZ: Lrg - XXL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? So far, so good. My top is a bit puffier than the one on the 6' tall model pictured, probably. Were the instructio...more...
Sewing Tip 4/18/13 4:50 PM
Most tape measures are 5/8" wide!
I had no idea, but most tape measures are 5/8" wide, making it so much easier to add standard commercial pattern seam allowances when tissue fitting or otherwise trying to mark patterns. Newsflash! You might have already known this, but I truly am so happy to learn this. Hugs, Tina in San Diego my ...more...
Sewing Tip 11/16/12 2:17 AM
Water Soluble Stabilizer
Better to use a more fabric-like water-soluble stabilizer for the bottom; then you can add a gentle misting of Sulky 2000 eco-friendly spray basting to help your strips stay neighborly. :) This tip relates to my post about my Scrappy Ends Scarf, which you can see on my blog, Artelicious, at www.tina...more...
Pattern Review 11/15/12 1:23 AM
No Pattern Used - Scarves Scrappy Ends Scarf
I started out with a bin of scraps and used water-soluble stabilizer as a base and cover to sew those scraps together into a scarf shape with free-motion embroidery. I was inspired by a scarf over on Leah Day's site. The moral of the story: save all those trimmings from squaring up quilting fabrics...more...
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I hope to make Thirteen garments from 13 different patterns in 2013, and blog about it. I'm finishing up a continuing ed. class on Tailored Pants. I've learned a lot about altering pants, and am wo...more

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