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Pattern Review 2/28/13 8:31 PM
No Pattern Used - Napkins Reversible napkins
Pattern Description: Super duper simple napkins from vintage bed sheets. Pattern Sizing: I cut squares 15 inches across, and used a 3/8" seam allowance. This makes more of a casual/picnic sort of napkin. If you want something fancier or something for very messy people, I would suggest cutting th... more...
Pattern Review 8/15/11 11:45 AM
McCall's - 5591 Women's skirt
Pattern Description: Skirts with yoke and pleat details, belt and contrast options. Pattern Sizing:6-22, 6-12 in my envelope, I made a 12. Usually I make a 10 but have gained about 5 pounds around my middle lately. I think I still could have gotten away with a size 10, as the skirt slides down a... more...
Pattern Review 8/14/11 8:44 PM
No Pattern Used - Apron Shower Curtain/Paper Doily
Made for the Unconventional Materials Contest. I envisioned making a "frilly" apron out of the doilies...then ran out of doilies! I cut an apron-shaped piece from a piece of vintage vinyl shower curtain that I found at a thrift store. (I used most of it to line ditty-bags for traveling. Great to... more...
Pattern Review 7/14/10 11:02 PM
Simplicity - 2633 Misses Shirts & Vests Project
Pattern Description: This is a frankenpattern review, but I most closely used the sleeveless princess-seamed view with the neck band. There are lots of options in the pattern for sleeves, collars, pocket flaps, etc. Because I was knocking off an Anthropologie dress, I was searching for a pattern ... more...
Pattern Review 4/6/10 10:19 AM
McCall's - 3830 Misses' straight skirts
Pattern Description: Straight skirt in five lengths. Pattern Sizing: 6-22, 6-12 in my envelope. I made a 12 but ended up taking it in; I could have probably made a 10 (tapering to 8 at the waist). Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? More... more...

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I have been sewing since I was about twelve; my grandmother taught me and I continue to learn. I was lucky enough to teach sewing to eighth grade students for a year (before they unceremoniously canc... more

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