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Pattern Review 10/12/15 6:41 PM
Pamela's Patterns - 104 The Perfect T Shirt
Pattern Description: Pattern Sizing: I'm a bit chunky with a size 36 high bust, 40" bust, 37" waist and 43" hips. According to the pattern, my size fell to "small" (say what??) and I figured I'd have to do an FBA and alter for large tummy and hips. I chose the darted top and didn't have to chang... more...
Sewing Tip 3/14/15 12:07 PM
Use your sewing machine as a third hand
I was wrestling with some elastic that had gotten twisted in its casing. I really needed someone to hold the other end of the casing so I could coax it into the right alignment. Hating to bother DH on a quiet morning, I realized I could lift my sewing machine by the harp and place the corner on th... more...
Pattern Review 6/5/14 9:16 PM
Children's Corner - 30 infant daygown
I used the view "Deborah" to design and sew a christening gown for my granddaughter, Warner. This pattern is also called "Handsewing I". You can see the pattern envelope here (scroll down). Her brother wore an heirloom outfit for a formal portrait which surprised me as my son and his wife are cas... more...
Pattern Review 9/1/13 7:02 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 12-2010-134 Men's Pyjamas
Pattern Description: Pattern Sizing: I sewed the largest size - 56. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes except I omitted the piping and the chest pocket. Were the instructions easy to follow? These were typical Burda instructions. I ... more...
Pattern Review 12/8/12 1:58 PM
Kwik Sew - 3861 Butterfly Tops
Pattern Description: Pull-over tops have round neckline finished with binding, front empire waist with skirt gathered to bodice, and center back slit opening with button and loop closure. View A has full length sleeves and self fabric neck binding. View B has short gathered sleeves with contrast bia... more...

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I have recently come back to sewing with a new perspective -- I made everything too hard last time! This time I'm sticking with simple patterns and the best fabric I can afford! I'm also trying clot... more

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