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Pattern Review 11/16/14 11:48 PM
Contest - Sewing Bee Round 2
Sewing Bee Week Two - Re-Fashion Men's Button Down Shirts into a New Garment Out of all the beautiful shirts that I've bought just for the fabric I ended up using the most boring ones I had! I used a light beige cotton twill shirt and a tan on white, windowpane check shirt for the lining. Howev... more...
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Pattern Review 11/7/14 10:46 PM
Contest - New Look 6843
Sewing Bee Week One - A-Line Skirt Pattern Used and how it fits the criteria:New Look 6843 has three basic A-Line skirts with relatively narrow waistbands and center back zippers. Since I am long waisted I like high waist skirts so I made a wider shaped waistband based upon Simplicity 8613 (Out o... more...
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Pattern Review 10/29/14 10:34 PM
McCall's - 5759
This review will be similar to a pattern, you have two views to choose from: View A - a short and sweet version or View B - the same thing but with other details. There are many reasons to opt for the first but if you enjoy reading about construction details, thought processes behind them and look... more...
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Pattern Review 3/4/13 8:56 PM
No Pattern Used - D.Karan shearling copy Donna Karan copy shearling jkt
The moment I saw this Donna Karan Jacket I had one of those deeply felt "Ooohh, YES!" moments. I can't figure out how to post a large enough picture of it here but can see it on the Donna Karan site id you go to http://www.donnakaran.com/shop-ready-to-wear/jackets-and-outerwear/e42j337li2/pieced-she... more...
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Sewing Tip 7/2/10 4:57 PM
couching along the edge with solvy jump squares
When couching a piece of cord, thick thread or yarn along an edge to outline it the ends of both the fabric and the cord can sometimes get sucked down into the machine under the needle. It is particularly problematic on corners or pointed ends. Putting a two inch square of water soluble stablizer un... more...
 
 

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