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Vintage Joan

Vintage Joan  star
Ontario CANADA
Member since, 7/16/07

Sewing Tip 7/9/11 12:19 PM
Drawing a center line on a pattern dart
Oh wow, a classic "D'oh!!" moment -- why didn't I think of this earlier? I always fidgit trying to baste darts down so that the two sides of the dart line up neatly. This morning it finally hit me: In the late 1960's/early 1970's (when I learned to sew), pattern companies used to print a center ...more...
photo Pattern Review 7/5/11 7:21 PM
Burda - 7909 Shorts
Edited 7/5/11 to get the photo to post in the gallery because I did something wrong yesterday. ...(technological genius strikes again, lol) Pattern description: Burda Young Fashion shorts -- pleated, cuffed/gathered, or bermuda style Front of envelope Line drawing I made View B, the gathered...more...
photo Pattern Review 12/29/09 4:44 PM
No Pattern Used - Scarves Scarves
Scarves for Two Cities I recently found some wonderful, heavyweight cotton flannel at Fabricland in tartans of the Canadian provinces, and decided to use the P.E.I. (Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables ;) ) tartan to make a scarf for my adult son, who was going to be visiting from th...more...
photo Pattern Review 7/27/09 7:26 PM
Burda - 8461 Men's tunic
This is my second Burda shirt wadder in less within a few weeks. It's getting discouraging! However, my loss is your gain, because there are lessons here: I wanted a very quick project to make for my son while he was visiting for a few days, so I pulled out this "very easy" Burda tunic pattern an...more...
Pattern Review 7/12/09 6:54 PM
Burda - 8987 Top
I don't need a template for this one -- it never got past the muslin stage. No photo either, for the same reason. I may try making this properly one day, but my general reaction to my muslin was "UGH." Not that it will probably look that way on you! But on me the overall effect was "busty blob."...more...
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