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Virginia USA
Member since, 10/28/02

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Website Review 2/22/12 12:14 PM
How is the web site look & feel / user friendliness? Is it easy to surf? I found it difficult to find some of the things I was looking for. The categories were not intuitive. But it does have lots of color pictures and information. Is this a commercial web site? If yes how are the prices? Do they...more...
Sewing Tip 3/1/06 9:09 AM
Underlining and Seam Finish in one
This technique allows you to underline a garment and finish the seams in one procedure -- this makes the most beautiful seam finish and is not much more work than simply underlining (less, if you are planning to hand baste the layers together). This works on almost any vertical seam such as the sid...more...
Book Review 2/2/06 9:07 PM
The Dressmaker's Handbook
I don't see a review for my all-time favorite sewing reference book, The Dressmaker's Handbook by Rene Bergh. Those of you in the UK may be able to find this book easily as it is published by New Holland Publishers in London. Those in the US can often find this book on Ebay or at It is a...more...
Pattern Review 2/1/06 10:30 PM
Kwik Sew - 3236 Misses Jackets
I made this jacket several years ago and at the time several people asked me to review it but I never did. This pattern is still available and has never been reveiwed so I thought while I was on a reviewing roll. . . . Pattern Description: Misses' lined straight jacket has yoke, panel seams, ful...more...
Pattern Review 2/1/06 10:32 PM
Cynthia Guffey Patterns - 5010 Shawl Collar Jacket
Pattern Description: Short jacket with shawl collar that ends with one button at the waist line – four curved darts that originate in the arms eye in the front and back. Pattern Sizing: 6-22; I made a size 8. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing...more...
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