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Pattern Review 5/14/15 10:15 PM
Simplicity - 2230 Khaliah Ali Women's Tunic/Top
This review is part of my entry in the 2015 Wardrobe contest. I wanted to make a loose flowing top using this absolutely gorgeous silk/cotton and this pattern fit the bill. This type of top is very much the rage at the moment here...there are lots in the shops. I changed the pattern somewhat to ge... more...
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Pattern Review 5/15/15 3:25 AM
Contest - 2015 Wardrobe Contest 2015 Wardrobe Contest
Wardrobe name / theme / description: Tropical Treat - This wardrobe has been made mostly for the Australian Sewing Guild Convention which will be held in Brisbane in October. I need clothes that are cool and comfortable so have used mostly natural fibres and flowing styles so I can "keep my cool".... more...
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Pattern Review 5/15/15 3:19 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2948 MISSES' PANTS
This review is part of my entry in the Wardrobe Contest 2015. Edited to add the second pair of pants for the contest. These pants are the same pattern as before but cropped slightly shorter (I may yet make them shorter again!). The fabric is a linen/cotton and feels lovely to wear but appears to be... more...
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Pattern Review 5/12/15 1:32 AM
McCall's - 5890
This review is part of my entry in the Wardrobe Contest 2015. This is a great top to make if you have limited fabric. Even with my adjustments, I managed to get it out of a remnant from another top. I used a size 18 at the shoulders and tapered out to a 22 on the side seams. My only adjustment was... more...
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Sewing Tip 5/8/15 5:31 AM
Serger/overlocker rolled hem on sheer knits
I always have the problem where my overlocker "eats" the beginning edge of my rolled hems. It either chops the fabric and doesn't sew on the edge, or it sews in mid-air. The solution I discovered is to use a small piece of water soluble stabiliser under the fabric, having the end sticking out past ... more...
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