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Pattern Review 2/20/14 10:49 AM
Butterick - 4986 Misses' Top & Camisole
This is a pattern I've had in my stash for quite a while wanting to sew. I love the knot detail in the front of this top and think it creates a very flattering shape when worn. I chose a semi-transparent novelty knit from my stash and it was wonderful to work with. I also loved that it was an "of...more...
Sewing Tip 2/10/14 5:37 PM
Picture Tutorial: Making Ruffled Trim
This is a Picture Tutorial showing how to make your own Ruffled Trim. Follow step by step through a series of photo illustrations how to: 1. cut your fabric 2. finish the edges with a rolled hem to create a lettuce edge 3. run a machine basting stitch down the center of the strip 4. gather in the ...more...
Pattern Review 2/10/14 5:38 PM
Simplicity - 3790 Misses Knit Tops
This is the first top I made for myself this year. It's made out of a cotton/lycra jersey in a heathered blue/ivory combo. I chose Simplicity #3790, version "B" with the sleeve length from view "A". It's a mock wrap top with a dropped waistband. I didn't add the front inset piece as the pattern...more...
Book Review 1/15/14 12:34 PM
What I Wore
This not a sewing book, it's a wardrobe planning book. I thought the ideas behind the book could be used as a resource to help you to plan to "sew" a wardrobe. All the areas are carefully detailed in the book from budgeting to packing for a trip. The book starts off with chapter one with, Gettin...more...
Sewing Tip 1/14/14 9:20 AM
Overcasting Foot: Function & Fashion!!
This is a Video and Blog about using the Overcasting Foot on your sewing machine. I show how to install the foot, how to access and use the coordinating stitches that work with this foot and how to use one of the stitches in a creative way. I use the stitch to simulate the flatlocking stitch found...more...
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