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North Carolina USA
Member since, 7/19/11

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Sewing Tip 7/29/13 10:51 PM
Tissue paper for sewing leather
I made a faux leather (i.e., stretch vinyl from spandexhouse) top for a client. Sewing the fabric was actually quite easy - with right sides together. However, hemming or top-stitching - horrible. Fabric would not feed through at all! Thanks to PR, I knew there was something out there called a t...more...
Pattern Review 4/9/13 8:40 PM
Simplicity - 1716 Misses Top and Dress
Pattern Description: Simple knit dress or top with cowl neck or front twist neckline. (although it's not really a twist) I made both. Pattern Sizing: 12; Sizing is standard - I could have cut a 10 if I wanted a tighter fit, or if the fabric was super stretchy. Did it look like the photo/drawing...more...
Pattern Review 3/9/13 9:29 PM
Vogue Patterns - 7634 Clasire Shaeffer coat
Pattern Description: Tailored coat with fitted bodice and flared, gathered skirt with dropped waist. (OOP) Pattern Sizing: 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. I did not follow the full cout...more...
Pattern Review 3/9/13 9:03 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1314 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: Pullover, TIGHT, lined dress has ruched sides. Not like this pattern needs another review; it's been so popular. However, I just wanted to share because my fabric is so awesome. I purchased this from Gorgeous Fabrics last year, and didn't even realize it was sequined (clear ...more...
Pattern Review 3/8/13 10:10 PM
Simplicity - 1777 Misses Dress
Pattern Description: Simplicity circa 1943 Misses' retro dress includes front inset with V or jewel neckline with button detail, front bodice ruching and pleated front slim skirt Pattern Sizing: 12 (probably took in a bit due to use of stretch fabric) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the patt...more...
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