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Website Review 1/12/15 3:51 PM
Organic Cotton Plus
I found this online store while searching for natural cotton batiste to line a dress. I actually first found the fabric on Amazon and from there found their website. They have the following categories of fabrics: wovens, knits, hemp, jute, flax, silk and linen, and prints. They also sell notions:... more...
Pattern Review 12/20/14 2:27 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9054 Misses' Top and Tunic
Addendum 12/20/14: Version Number 2: I made this version with a cotton/spandex jersey from Sawyer Brook (it is called Linnette on their website). This time, I serged all of the seams except for the neck and the center back. For the neck, I cut half the width of the neck collar to use as my band an... more...
Class Review 8/13/14 7:18 AM
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
What a wonderful class this is! Alison Smith, one of the authors of The Sewing Book, is the instructor. She is a UK sewing instructor and does a wonderful job. She clearly and thoroughly explains each technique. There is no feeling of anything being hurried and yet the instructions do not drag on... more...
Pattern Review 6/15/14 9:35 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8997 Misses' Dress
This is a pattern for lined dresses with princess seams, close-fitting bodices, raised waists, stitched hems, back zippers, and unlined sleeve variations. I made view B, the sleeveless version with the shorter, full skirt. It is one of Vogue Patterns' Custom Fit patterns with A,B,C and D cups. Rec... more...
Pattern Review 3/19/14 5:00 PM
Simplicity - 2648 Misses & Miss Petite Dress: Amazing Fit Collection
I can't seem to stop making this pattern. This is one of Simplicity's Amazing Fit patterns. This one is for a sheath dress with rounded or V necklines, sleeveless, cap or short sleeves, princess seams in the front and darts in the back and a kick pleat. I used the V neck, sleeveless bodice and c... more...

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