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Notion Review 7/12/16 1:02 PM
Other - Reliable Mavin 100IS steam-generating iron
When my Rowenta steam generating iron died, I knew that I wanted my new iron to have the same features: steam generator (boiler), but most of all NO automatic shut-off and a LIGHTweight iron (carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists). Reliable's Maven 100IS fit the bill, and at a decent price point, to... more...
Class Review 3/19/15 1:40 AM
Personalized Custom Dress Form (Sew Expo seminar)
This class covers the process of padding out a dress form, ending up with a body double. (For comparison purposes, you might want to first read my review yesterday of the Craftsy class, Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dressform.) I took this seminar at the Puyallup Sew Expo. It was a “one needle... more...
Class Review 3/17/15 4:50 PM
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dressform (Craftsy class)
This class covers the process of making a "second skin" fabric cover to match your body, then padding out a (smaller) dressform so the cover fits it tightly, ending up with a body double. Following is what worked and didn't work for me with this class. Caveat - some of what didn't work for me is b... more...
Store Review 4/24/04 2:37 PM
Fabric Mart
Fabric Mart was recommended to me as a fabric store "must" when visiting Hawaii. There are several Fabric Mart locations in the islands (see the website), so I can only assume that the recommendations were based on visits to the other stores...because the Kaneohe store was a disappointment. Have y... more...
Store Review 4/24/04 2:09 PM
Kaimuki Dry Goods
During my recent vacation trip to Oahu, I promised myself a couple of fabric store visits. When I saw the list of fabric stores in the Oahu yellow pages, it was clear that independent fabric stores and garment sewing are still very alive and well in Hawaii. (Yes, quilting and crafts are big, too, ... more...

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