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Pattern Review 2/19/14 12:56 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8825 Misses' Tunic, Dress And Pants
Pattern Description: Pullover tunic or dress has front extending into back collar, fitted, front pleated bodice, raised waist, tie ends, two-piece sleeves with barrel cuffs, and stitched hem. Pattern Sizing:Sizes 8-16 and 16-24, I used 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope...more...
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Pattern Review 2/18/14 2:43 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1257 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: Fitted dress has front bodice extending into sleeves, armhole seam on back bodice, straight skirt with front pleats gathered into band to form drape effect, back darts. Pattern Sizing: 6-20. I made a 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were d...more...
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photo Sewing Tip 11/12/13 12:18 PM
making binding for Hong Kong finish
I think the tip for making binding using a couple of needles in the ironing board the width of the toe of the iron apart has been posted before. I couldn't find it today, see my photo if its new to you. Whilst making some for bound seam allowances to neaten the inside of a garment, it occurred to me...more...
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Sewing Tip 11/3/13 3:09 AM
Buttonhole tip
Using 5 step buttonhole on an outer garment, sometimes the thread of the buttonhole looks too meagre. One doesn't always have a heavier buttonhole thread in matching colour to hand. I just solved this on a navy crepe jacket by putting in a top stitch needle and having two spools of thread at the top...more...
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Pattern Review 8/28/13 4:08 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1039 dress
I drafted this pattern from my own blocks. There are three tucks in the bodice and draped pleats in the skirt . The front is cut as one piece, but the material used for the tucks and drapes means that the bodice part is almost at right angles to the skirt, so the front needs a whole width of fabric....more...
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