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photo Sewing Machine Review 5/30/14 2:27 AM
Bernina - Aurora 430
A bit about my sewing and sewing machine history: I started teaching myself to sew two years ago, and my first attempts was on a plastic machine I already had (bought in the laundry section of a Swiss big box store and used once to hem curtains). It felt flimsy and rattled all over the place, plus... more...
20 comments
 
Pattern Review 9/5/13 11:49 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8723 Misses' DressVery Easy Vogue
Pattern Description: Lined, fitted bodice and side seam pockets. A, B, C, D cup sizes Pattern Sizing: 8-16; I made it in a 14 and tapered out to 16 at the waist for a bit more room. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely. It looks... more...
22 comments
 
Pattern Review 9/3/13 1:08 PM
Simplicity - 1873 Misses' & Miss Petite Dresses
Pattern Description: Misses & Miss petite dress in two lengths with pleated skirt and loose fitting cape jacket. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I was going for version B and it was spot on. Were the instructions easy to follow? ... more...
10 comments
 
Pattern Review 10/14/12 2:15 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8815 Misses Top
Pattern Description: Misses' Peplum top with sleeveless/ sleeve options. Pattern Sizing: 6-20; I used a 14. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I made the sleeveless in a sturdy white cotton. This pattern hardly needs more reviews, ... more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 9/16/12 5:01 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8615 SPEC OCCASION
Pattern Description: Lined, below mid-knee dress with fitted bodice, back neckline lower than front, and three-quarter sleeves. Flared skirt has side seam pockets and back zipper. Pattern Sizing: BB(8-10-12-14). I cut the size 14. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once... more...
20 comments
 

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Started out collecting typewriters, then got interested in vintage sewing machines and became hooked once I figured out all the fun stuff I could make! Love being able to teach myself a skill that I w... more

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