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New South Wales Australia
Member since, 8/7/13

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Pattern Review 5/4/16 10:10 PM
Butterick - 3199 Misses' Tops
In need of some light coloured tops for winter, I set up a production line with my overlocker and cover-stitch machines. This is the third and last, made in a 1-way stretch polycotton knit exactly as before. Still not the perfect fabric for the slouchy collar, but better than the previous one. I p... more...
Pattern Review 5/4/16 9:59 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8670 Misses' Top
In this version, in a textured polyester knit, I made the same adjustments as the previous one, but instead of lopping the 10cm (4") off the bottom, I folded it out at the adjustment line. This resulted in the top being less fitted at the waist and hips than before. As the darts were only tiny, I ... more...
Pattern Review 5/4/16 6:26 PM
Butterick - 3344 Misses'/Misses' Petite Top
I was about to cut this out when I discovered that I had used the back pattern piece for views A, B and C when I made it before. The correct one was still untrimmed. How I managed to make it fit, I'll never know. I cut the back on the fold and omitted the zip. As it is quite fitting around the neck... more...
Pattern Review 4/24/16 0:47 AM
Contest - Endless Combinations 2016 Endless Combinations Contest 2016
Endless Combinations All my plans for this contest flew out the window when our hot, dry summer continued into April. Fitting winter clothes in 35-degree heat is not on. In the meantime, with a self-imposed fabric and pattern fast for 2016, I looked to my stash for suitable pieces and came up... more...
Pattern Review 4/22/16 10:16 PM
Kwik Sew - 3691 Tunic & Top
This time I made View B with all the adjustments made previously. My preference is for the collared version, but there was not enough fabric. I used a small piece of silk jacquard that's been in my stash for about eighteen years, purchased from the Chinese Emporium in Hong Kong This is a simple p... more...

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