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Notion Review 1/5/13 5:43 PM
Clover - Wonder Clips
What is this notion used for? These plastic, spring loaded clips replace pins to hold layers of fabric securely without slippage or leaving marks. They will open 1/2 inch wide. The bottom piece is flat and has seam allowance markings of 3/8, 1/4, and 3/16 inches. Tip to pivot point measures 1/2 i...more...
Sewing Tip 12/10/12 5:11 PM
Infinity Scarf Construction Tip
Pin small safety pins on the right side of the fabric where you are leaving the opening for turning. The safety pins, one on each side of the opening, will help you find the opening by touch after you have stitched the long, spiral seams. I have found that after seaming over 2 yards of soft, sil...more...
Pattern Review 5/31/12 8:25 PM
Cutting Line Designs - 11226 The Blouse Perfected
Pattern Description: Classic shirt / blouse pattern. For those not familiar with Cutting Line Design (CLD) patterns, Louise Cutting, a Threads editor, designs a line of lovely, minimalist classic style garments. Her instructions go into great detail about construction techniques that produce won...more...
Pattern Review 5/31/12 11:22 AM
Butterick - 5466 Misses' Skirt and Belt
Pattern Description: Nicely shaped skirt with 4 front darts and 4 back darts. I made View A, no waist band. Pattern Sizing: Made size 18 graded to a 20 in the waist. Used my Sure Fit Design skirt sloper to help with the sizing. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you ...more...
Sewing Tip 5/7/12 9:07 PM
Use Foam Board for Tracing Surface
I trace my patterns and until recently did so by taping the pattern to a patio glass door, then taping tracing paper over the pattern. Recently Iíve found that if I trace from a table top, I am more accurate, and comfortable. But my AHA! moment came when I stab pinned the pattern and tracing paper...more...
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I love vintage, 1950, styles. (Dress A Day is my favorite blog and sewing inspiration.) For my wedding in June 2007 I had a local seamstress create my wedding dress from Vintage Vogue 2903. I loved ...more

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