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Pattern Review 8/30/10 9:44 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 12-2008-131 Jacket
Tank Top reviewed here Pattern Description: This jacket (which I'm sorry I can't link to on the new Burda website) is a simple jacket a single closure. Pattern Sizing: 44-52 The thought behind this project: I had finished the lace class here on PR and wanted a way to show off some lace. I kne...more...
Pattern Review 8/30/10 9:23 PM
Butterick - 4986 Misses' Top & Camisole
Jacket reviewed here The short of it: I needed a simple, woven tank top pattern for my grand project of a silk and lace "twin set." Instead of buying a new pattern, I flipped through my patterns, and thought the one for the twist top that so many folks have would be good. It was. The thought b...more...
Book Review 12/28/09 9:32 PM
Strips and Strings: 16 Sparkling Quilts
Book Index/Chapter headings Introduction and Quiltmaking Basics: covers, well, the basics: fabric selection and care, rotary cutting, machine piecing, string piecing and fusible-web applique. The directions are clear. I think a beginner would be fine with this but, as Sloppy herself says, making b...more...
Pattern Review 9/15/09 12:45 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2009-135 Plus-Size Faux Wrap Dress
Pattern Description: "This delightful knee-nipping dress with wrapped-over front section could also present a seductive invitation to unwrap." Of course, since it's a faux wrap with a back zipper, that would be problematic Pattern Sizing: 44-52. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern e...more...
Fabric Glossary 2/1/09 1:55 PM
Ballistic Nylon
Needle: I use a size 16 Jeans needle with good results Thread: Upholstery thread works well for me. Machine: A study machine is a must. Even with a sturdy machine, I use the handwheel to go over some bulky areas. Stitch Length: Use a long (4mm stitch length). Cutting: I use a rotary cut...more...
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I started sewing in 2001 when I inherited my grandmother's sewing machine. Now I'm addicted. I teach full time, so I don't get to sew as much as I would like. When I do have time, I construct garme...more

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