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Pattern Review 12/31/13 5:53 PM
Schnittmuster Garconne - K-001 12-piece dress
Pattern Description: 12-Bahnenkleid, which translates as "12-track dress." It's a princess-seam dress with 12 pieces. Pattern Sizing: 34-46, all sizes included in the pattern. I made the 34 both times. I have a very very (very) narrow back, and this fit me almost perfectly out of the envelope-I...more...
Pattern Review 11/12/13 9:53 PM
Schnittquelle - 03-39 zipfelmantel
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting tail coat with a shawl collar Pattern Sizing: European sizes, sold by the single size. I made a 36. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Were the instructions easy to follow? Hmm. Well, my German i...more...
Store Review 10/16/13 7:52 PM
B and J Fabrics
There hasn't been a review of B&J for a couple of years so I figured I'd post this one as an update--which is to say, the previous rave reviews still apply. As other review have noted, the store is beautifully stocked, and the arrangement is great, with samples hanging by fabric type, and it's very...more...
Sewing Tip 7/8/13 10:51 PM
How to thread a sewing needle, and keep it there
Recently on a board about thread there were some comments about threads knotting up, so I thought I would post this little tip. When you take your thread off a spool, always put the end you pulled it out from, not the end you cut, through the needle, and it shouldn't knot up. (Think of the way you ...more...
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