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Pattern Review 9/13/11 2:04 AM
Simplicity - 2492 Aprons
Mommy and Me apron, potholders and play cookies Womens sizes small-large/Kids sizes small-large My finished pieces were similar to the pattern envelope, with a few changes. I used 1/4" double fold bias tape instead of 1/2". I replaced the neck ties with fabric ties instead of bias tape ties. Th... more...
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Pattern Review 6/1/11 0:51 AM
Simplicity - 5457
This pattern is a period pattern that has some modifications to make it more suitable for current sewers. As a costume it is really wonderful, but if you are looking for something that is period correct, I suggest using a pattern from a company that specializes in period correct patterns. The sizi... more...
2 comments
 
Pattern Review 6/9/11 6:35 PM
McCall's - 3405 Unisex Bowling Shirt
The inspiration for this shirt was the flame style professional bowling shirts that you can find on several sport shirt websites like this one. Professional Bowling Shirts This pattern is for a mens style bowling shirt in two styles. I made view A. I was quite pleased with the reslults. It fit w... more...
11 comments
 
Pattern Review 5/25/11 1:57 AM
McCall's - M6097 Misses' Victorian Costume
A wedding dress was on my bucket list and when I saw this one I knew that I had found the one. I was very lucky to have found ivory brocade in a sale bin for $1 per yard and the lace came from a vintage cathedral train that I found at the thrift store. It took hours to reclaim the lace, but it was... more...
8 comments
 
Store Review 5/16/11 6:00 PM
Bolts in the Bathtub
This store has such great potential, but the owner and employee's are going to be the death of the store. I live less than a mile from this store and I go in occassionally. I say occassionally because it is a local quilt shop and in the 5 times I have been in the store I have never had any contact... more...
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