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Store Review 3/16/14 10:56 PM
Fabrics on Fourth
It's one of the few fabric stores on Fourth that's open on Sunday. And what a treat to spend some time with Mr. James, the proprietor. Apparently March is the beginning of prom season. He was cutting out - freehand - black silk satin and lining for one of his amazing creations. More on this later. ... more...
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Pattern Review 3/7/14 5:11 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 216165-1001 Peplum Knit Dress
This is a peplum dress made from knits. And contrary to what you might think, it flatters even those of us with large hips and thighs. The key is finding a knit dress you like to use as a pattern. The video instructions are SUPER easy to follow. I made it with 3/4 length sleeves and used a franken... more...
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Pattern Review 3/7/14 4:54 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8646 Misses' Dress
This is your basic wrap dress in either a sleeveless or 3/4 sleeve version. It's meant for wovens, but I've made it three times in knits. I made it in a 14, a bit smaller than my usual bodice pattern size. It makes up just like the picture. And instructions were easy to follow. It's described as ... more...
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Store Review 12/1/13 7:57 PM
Fine Fabrics
I stumbled upon this store via Yelp since the other fabric stores near where I was staying were all closed on Sunday. It's great fun. I bought a skin of leather ($20), two yards of stretch animal print with a slight fur to it (don't ask) for $6.99 a yard, several yards of silk (for tank tops) at $... more...
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Pattern Review 11/19/13 12:52 PM
Butterick - 5382 streight dress fold pleat neck
Pattern Description: Form fitting dress with interesting folded neckline technique 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? Surprisingly, the odd neck folds were quite easy to understand. Fabric Use... more...
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