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Member since, 6/29/04

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Pattern Review 1/2/16 10:12 PM
Muse - 1402 Gillian Wrap Dress
Please treat the photos as place holders only! They're awful but I will try to take better versions. Have a laugh at my concentrating selfie face :) Pattern Description: Wrap dress with gathered shoulder yokes and center back. Options for top only, skirt only and 3 sleeve lengths included. Pat... more...
Pattern Review 1/31/15 9:51 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8866 Misses' Jacket, Belt, Top, Dress, Skirt and Pants
Here's my entry into the Bargainista/Fashionista Contest, January 2015: Bargainista Math: % saved = 97.2% Retail Price Inspiration Piece : $2,350 My Supplies ($40 fabric + $26 zipper) : $66 I used 1 7/8 yard Ponte, 1/8 yard satin, 36" satin tape Riri zipper Priceless - I said I was crazy about th... more...
Website Review 12/13/14 10:35 PM
Pacific Trimming
How is the web site look & feel / user friendliness? Is it easy to surf? The Pacific Trimming site is fairly easy to surf. If you are ordering a RiRi zipper, don't let yourself be misled by the photo colour - many options are available. I would like to note the zipper I wanted did not show up in t... more...
Pattern Review 4/6/14 9:31 PM
Vogue Patterns - 7786
Pattern Description: Mod Keyhole dress from the early-mid 1970's, long sleeve and short sleeve and top-stitching details, underlined. Semi-fitted. Pattern Sizing: Single Size, current modern BMVKS sizing Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it... more...
Pattern Review 1/17/14 9:54 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2013-111 Petite Draped Skirt
Pattern Description: Petite above knee wrap skirt with side pleats, invisible zip, sits just below waist, no waistband. Hems and waistband are finished with facings. Unlined. Pattern Sizing: Petite sized 17-21, covering waist range of 24.5-30.75 inches. I used a size 19, matching my measurements... more...

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