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British Columbia CANADA
Member since, 6/11/06

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Sewing Tip 9/13/08 1:44 AM
Tilt your machine
To reduce neck and shoulder fatigue, I tilt my portable sewing machine by placing a 3 ring looseleaf office binder (mine is about 2 inches wide at the spine) under my machine. This forms a wedge that raises the bed of the machine up about two inches at an angle, increasing visibility. The front of t... more...
Sewing Tip 8/20/08 3:22 PM
Spacing Measurements Made Easy
When I saw Eve's SimFlex Review it brought to mind why I have not bought one yet - nifty as they are. When I have a need to adjust and transfer evenly spaced markings for buttonholes, pleats, etc. I use elastic. I lay the elastic (I usually use clear but have used regular waistband white, too) on my... more...
photo Sewing Tip 10/30/07 11:40 AM
Easy Pleats
An easy way to get perfect, sharp pleats is to trace your pleating lines onto the dull side of freezer paper. Traced lines Then iron the coated side of the paper onto the wrong side of your fabric. This stabilizes your fabric. Now you can press your pleats accurately on the lines drawn on the freeze... more...
Pattern Review 7/19/07 2:52 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2007-105 Top
Pattern Description: BWOF says: Play the circle game... Fashionistas will love this top with its eye-catching back! The front is very plain. Charmaine says: Panel-print jersey bateau neck tee with cap sleeves, circular cut out at upper back and self-tied knot at back neck. Pattern Sizing: Burda 34... more...
Pattern Review 8/23/07 1:39 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2007-101 Blouse
Pattern Description: BWOF says: Open for new views ... This blouse in airy batiste has a gathered keyhole neckline, a narrow band collar and fashionably long sleeves. A small detail with a big effect! A drawstring lets you decide just how revealing the plunging neckline of this blouse should be. In... more...

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I like fitted, princess-seamed tops and classic, tailored jackets. I tend to choose ambitious projects, so my productivity is poor, because I have learned over the years it really is best to take my t... more

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