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Store Review 7/18/09 10:25 PM
Fabricville Montreal
Upfront I should state that I see Fabricville as a bit of a necessary evil. I would prefer not to shop at a big chain, particularly because I live near the biggest concentration of small, independent and longstanding fabric shops on the island. But I'm broke, Fabricville is inexpensive, and the indi...more...
Store Review 7/18/09 9:24 PM
Club Tissus Laval
I decided to bus up to Club Tissus because I had never been there, and I was curious about it. I live near rue St-Hubert and have been to all those shops but somehow I wind up buying everything at Fabricville, and I'd like to see what else is out there. Well, this location of Club Tissus moved in J...more...
Pattern Review 6/7/09 2:50 PM
McCall's - 3366 1972 tunic or dress + pants
Pattern Description: This is a 1972 zipper-front shirtdress. I love shirtdresses and I have to admit I have an unhealthy love for this pattern. It's basically what got me wanting to sew. I got it (and a few other '60s and '70s patterns) at a thrift store for between $0.59 and $0.99 each. Pattern S...more...
Pattern Review 6/8/09 0:32 AM
Butterick - 4443 Six Easy Sew Dresses
Pattern Description: This pattern is one of Butterick's "Six Easy Sew" patterns. I chose the sleeveless v-neck view, but it also comes with a boat-neck view, sleeves, and a strapless view. Pattern Sizing: I made an 18. Unfortunately I have a habit of making things too big. Keep on reading. Did it...more...
Pattern Review 6/4/09 9:46 PM
Simplicity - 2643 It's So Easy Dress or Tunic
Pattern Description: This is a simple pattern for either a tunic or a dress, with sleeve variations. It has very few pieces: the dress was a front cut on the fold, two back pieces, the sleeves (which are lined, so you cut four), the yoke in a contrasting fabric, and interfacing for the yoke. Patte...more...
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I learned to sew in Home Ec class in grade 9, and then didn't do it again for almost exactly 20 years. Now I'm trying to learn to sew garments, mostly dresses. God help me.more

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