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Pattern Review 9/4/11 4:24 PM
Drafted from RTW - oven mitt hot mitt
Drawing off the pattern itself was simple - I just laid my current hot mitt (that won't come clean anymore) onto some paper and traced around it, then cut two outer layers and two inner layers of cotton duck, four layers of thin cotton muslin and cotton batting. The it was just a matter of doing a ... more...
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Pattern Review 7/24/11 4:36 PM
Simplicity - 4059
Renaissance period flat cap made from a cotton duck(ish?) home dec fabric my friend bought, matches his doublet I made earlier this spring (doublet review here). WARNING! Simplicity only does "one size" on this cap and it is snug even on me! My hat circumference head measurement is 22 inches, so ... more...
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Pattern Review 8/22/11 1:49 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8405 HATS
View C sunhat, with a few tweaks. Updated pic with first custom hatband. :) Tweak #1 - I used buckram instead of interfacing. When I ran out of buckram and Hancock was also out, I used 14 count Aida cloth (cross-stitch fabric) which isn't as firm as buckram but still holds its shape. Tweak #2 -... more...
7 comments
 
Pattern Review 6/19/11 12:33 PM
Butterick - 4856 Fast
I read the previous reviews of this pattern, and most had unflattering things to say about the instructions. Since I consider those sheets of steps to be more like suggestions, and don't need much excuse to ignore or modify ... I decided to see if the darted classic tunic was drafted well or not. ... more...
6 comments
 
Website Review 6/5/11 0:18 AM
Designs by Sick Embroidery
How is the web site look & feel / user friendliness? Is it easy to surf? The site was redesigned during my 6 month membership term, which sort of threw me off because I had learned to navigate the old style. It's probably not the easiest to search for specific designs, but once you get used to the ... more...
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