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donna mel

donna mel  star
Massachusetts USA
Member since, 3/7/08
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Pattern Review 10/7/11 3:48 PM
Kwik Sew - 3573 V-neckline Wrap Top
Pattern Description: Kimono style top. Pattern Sizing: I made size small. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I like mine better - who chooses the fabrics on these Kwik sew patterns?? Were the instructions easy to follow? Excellent...more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/23/10 5:54 PM
Jalie - 2787 Womens Criss Cross Tops
Pattern Description: Top with a criss-cross front. Choice of sleeveless, short flutter sleeve or 3/4 bell sleeve. I chose the last option. Pattern Sizing: Girl's 2 - Women's 22. I made size T/US size 7. I might have gone one size up, but I love the feel of snug stretch velvet! Did it look lik...more...
8 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/6/10 11:25 AM
Jalie - 2447 Choice of tankinis
Pattern Description: Tankini, with choice of 2 tops and either high or low waist bottoms. I made view B top and the low waist bottom. Pattern Sizing: Infant to Women's XXL. I made size T. The bottoms fit perfectly. Since I lied to myself and am not really a T on top...the first top musli...more...
21 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/5/10 5:51 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 03-2009-102 knit dress, asymmetrical pleat
Pattern Description: Simple summer dress, with an empire waist and interesting pleat detail. Pattern Sizing: 34 - 44. I started, at the shoulders, with a 38 and graded up to a 40, at the hips; adding 5" more flare by the time I reached the hem. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern...more...
6 comments
 
photo Sewing Tip 4/14/10 8:45 AM
Thread Storage in Printers Tray
The old wood trays printers used to hold lead type are divided into compartments, which are the perfect size for storing a slender thread spool and its matching bobbin. They're fairly easy to find at antique shops or flea markets. Nail 2 hanging brackets to the top corners on the back, and hang it ...more...
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My mother passed on her love of creating to me. She started the "Buttons & Buns" 4H club for me and my friends, and I sewed almost all of my clothing as a young girl. As a teenager I thought sewing w...more

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