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Class Review 8/14/16 4:31 PM
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques by Katrina Walker
This was another Craftsy class that I can readily recommend. In Lesson 1: Designed to Succeed, Katrina introduces herself and discusses fabrics. In Lesson 2: Fabric Prep and Choices, she discusses ways to determine how a fabric will work for a particular pattern, stabilizing slippery fabrics (I am... more...
Pattern Review 8/7/16 8:35 PM
Simplicity - 1253 Misses' Top with Length Variations
This is a pattern for tops with neck bands, front pleats and sleeve and hem variations. I made view D, the short sleeve version with a straight hem. I made a size 10 (my usual size) with no alterations for fit; I am 5 ft. 4 in., around 105 and a 32. I used a rayon crepe from Sawyer Brook, called Ga... more...
Pattern Review 6/20/16 10:03 PM
New Look - 6871 Misses Tops
This is a pattern for tops with yokes with or without a front slit, gathered fronts/backs and sleeve variations. I made the top without a slit in the yoke and sleeveless. I made a size 10, which is my usual size (I am 5 ft. 4 in., 105-ish and a 32). I made no alterations for fit. Recommended fabric... more...
Pattern Review 6/9/16 9:11 PM
Simplicity - 1620 Misses' & Plus Size Dress & Separates
This is a pattern for a tunic, a dress, pants and a jacket. I made the top which has front and back pleats, front and back yokes & cap sleeves. I made a size 10 which is my usual size with no alterations for fit. I am 5 ft. 4 in., 107 pounds and a 32. I made my top from leftover lightweight cotton... more...
Pattern Review 5/18/16 7:42 PM
New Look - 6414 Misses' Tunic Tops
This is a pattern for misses' loose fitting blouses with V-necks and sleeve variations. I made the sleeveless version with the banded neck, but in a shorter version (view B with view A's length). Recommended fabrics are batiste, charmeuse, cotton lawn, cotton types, crepe back satin, crepe de chin... more...

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