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Maryland USA
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Pattern Review 2/2/05 3:14 PM
Drafted from RTW - self drafted heavy-duty oven mitt
I didn't 'shop my stash' as much as I 'shopped my trash' for this one. I stacked large pieces cut from worn-out throw-away garments: an old shetland sweater, a stretched and frayed tricot nursing dress, the below-the knee scraps from two sons' blue jeans, hubby's old flannel shirt, and some thirt...more...
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Pattern Review 12/27/04 7:16 PM
Drafted from RTW - self-drafted heavy-duty oven mitt
I didn't 'shop my stash' as much as I 'shopped my trash' for this one. I stacked large pieces cut from worn-out throw-away garments: an old shetland sweater, a stretched and frayed tricot nursing dress, the below-the-knee scraps from two sons' blue jeans, hubby's old flannel shirt, and some thirty y...more...
 
 
Sewing Tip 12/6/04 3:37 PM
better pattern folding
This is a tip for those who (like myself) are organizationally challenged. It took me twenty years to think of this, but it's the sort of thing that many people probably do without thinking . Are you ready? WHEN YOU FOLD UP YOUR PATTERN PIECES FOR STORAGE, ALWAYS MAKE EACH FOLD SO THAT THE WORDS...more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 12/7/04 11:16 PM
Simplicity - no number Patternless Shawl
My 13-year old daughter made this Shawl from fleece for herself over Thanksgiving. My three-year old, who admires Big Sister very much, wanted one for herself. So I made the adjustments to size it down. Big Sis's is pink with pink flowers. Li'l Sis's is pink with yellow and blue flowers. Perfect....more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/5/05 6:24 PM
Kwik Sew - 2704 Sleeper & Jumpsuit
Boys' and Girls' sleeper and jumpsuit have zipper front, raglan sleeves with ribbing cuffs. View A (the first and second ones I made) has feet with gripper fabric and ribbing neckband. For the third garment I replaced the rib knit collar with the hood from View B. This is a multisize pattern for ...more...
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