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Pattern Review 9/16/15 9:11 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2014-113 Puffy long sleeved t-shirt
I was both drawn to this balloon sleeved t-shirt and repelled, but I am pleased to report it's a total success! I had just come off the heels of a floral failure. I think I want to be enveloped in sumptuous flowers. But it's not me. So, I uglied it up with the contrast sleeves and chunky bindings... more...
Pattern Review 9/2/15 10:42 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1258 Misses' Dress- Vena Cava
Wow! I'm so glad I finally made it up. It does not disappoint! Very flattering dress and not as difficult to make as it looks. Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8 overall. Normally I'd grade out to a 10 at waist but this was too confusing for me to figure out how to do that. Did it look like the photo/... more...
Pattern Review 8/13/15 5:17 PM
Kwik Sew - 3770 Swim Leggings or Sweggings
Pattern Description: I made swim-leggings or "sweggings!" I do not like sunscreen and this busy patterned, multi-seamed swegging hides lumps and bumps and is perfect for running around the pool while the kids swim. I added cell phone pockets in the side panels with elastic key rings. Pattern Sizi... more...
Pattern Review 6/17/15 5:29 PM
New Look - 6378 Easy Festival Kimonos
Updated photo: added photo of 2nd kimono I made in border print (front), original kimono worn (back). My sister asked for the tribal one and I gave it to her because I can make another! Are kimonos passe'? I don't know but this is absolutely the perfect summer wrap and I love it! It packs up sm... more...
Pattern Review 5/17/15 5:15 PM
New Look - 6373 Misses' Jumpsuit or Romper and Dresses
Pattern Description: Spaghetti strap jumpsuit full length and shorts length with or without upper flounce, slip dress, slip dress with gathered skirt. Pattern Sizing: 8-20. I cut an 8 for my daughter who perfectly fit the measurements 2 sizes up. This is my standard Big4 sizing adjustment. It's ... more...

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I started sewing on a machine when I was 4 years old. But I've always done easy stuff. At first, I was a little offended to have to label myself an "advanced beginner" since I've been sewing for mor... more

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StyleArc : Jett Biker Jacket
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