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Reviewed by:Tailypo

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Posted on:4/22/05 0:47 AM
Last Updated:4/22/05 5:11 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
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Clareew said... (2/1/07 11:31 AM) Reply
Great review, kept me chuckling. The skirt looks great
Kelly D. said... (4/28/05 3:32 PM) Reply
Ah, a librarian, no wonder your review is so amusing! Don't forget that old maxim, "As ye sew, so shall ye rip." I'll be watching for more of your reviews and hoping that things go better for you on future projects. All's well that ends with a wearable garment, which your skirt obviously is!
MaryBeth said... (4/24/05 3:30 PM) Reply
I agree with Lisa: this reveiw should be required reading, but for everybody!!! great skirt too
Georgene said... (4/24/05 9:42 AM) Reply
Thanks for the early morning laugh, I almost choked on my coffee! Love your skirt. Isn't sewing fun?
shard said... (4/23/05 8:05 PM) Reply
1. meerkats are very cute little furry animals. 2. your skirt looks terrific! 3. you have superhuman patience and tenacity. "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger..." ?? thanks for the great review. this pattern's on my wish list, and i've changed it to a 'must buy'.
AnneM said... (4/23/05 10:51 AM) Reply
Love the meerkat. :) And fantastic job of making the skirt evenly hemmed, overcoming your various stumbling blocks, etc. The skirt came out perfectly.
JDpenelope said... (4/23/05 6:21 AM) Reply
Hilarious! The best reviews are written by self-deprecating beginners, who hang tough, and who continue to abide, unafraid! It helps also if you can write. Sewing skill is optional. Well, anyway, besides entertainment, you do provide a wealth of tips and reminders for those of us who are easily distracted. There's no TV in my sewing room (that would be a disaster.) Public radio provides sufficient interruption to my powers of concentration.
PixieCat said... (4/23/05 5:43 AM) Reply
Such an enjoyable, informative review. I admire your perseverance in completing your skirt. It looks beautiful so your efforts sure paid off.
ldpaulson said... (4/22/05 10:22 PM) Reply
I have been wondering where you've been and now we all know! SEWING! What a great skirt. Love the top as well. Thanks for a great review and for giving the rest of us persevering sewers the courage to forge ahead ... although timidly.
ryan's mom said... (4/22/05 6:03 PM) Reply
I always look at the pic first, then read the review. I thought your skirt looked very nice, and your review was amusing. Oh, the mistakes we all make. Sometimes it sure seems like a particular pattern/project is just bad luck.
drsue said... (4/22/05 5:49 PM) Reply
What a nice skirt on you. I generally try to avoid strech wovens myself if at all possible.
KimB said... (4/22/05 2:03 PM) Reply
Love the orange, and the decorative stitching is funky and very flattering - I think it makes the skirt much more stylish.
Liana said... (4/22/05 1:14 PM) Reply
Lovely skirt, great review, and yes, I've "been there, done that" too! Many times. You look great in your skirt. The next one will go so fast. I like your CF seam too, I think they give a nice vertical line that many of us need.
Lisa Laree said... (4/22/05 10:33 AM) Reply
I *hate* it when I make the same mistake twice...or even three the same the same garment... This review should be required reading for anyone who gets intimidated by the thought of making a mistake... Great job! :)
PVA said... (4/22/05 10:07 AM) Reply
Ohmygosh, did you ever speak to my soul! Been there, done that, whatever little "learning experience" you want to point to! Love the skirt -- it looks very high-end RTW! Love the review -- it made me LOL! I'm sure this review is good for green new sewers, it certainly is for this dusty old seasoned sewer! (8^D)
Ann B. said... (4/22/05 9:57 AM) Reply
A great review and a really nice skirt. I also find that stretch woven is difficult to press and fit. If it helps, I was working on a jacket that had every seam sewn 3 times...and I put the whole 3 seam back together and trimmed the seam allowances...with the side back seams togther instead of the center back seam. You had the fortitude to fix it and finish it, and it looks terrific. Keep up the good work.
Hilary said... (4/22/05 9:07 AM) Reply
You sure know how to write an entertaining review-I needed the laughs :oP Your skirt looks great-your rear is like mine-I think I need one of those gadgets! This is a great pattern, I love the skirt I made from it.
Gigi Louis said... (4/22/05 8:20 AM) Reply
You are so funny! Your skirt turned out great! I really like the way the decorative stitching looks on the CF. I finish the CB raw edges separately before installing the zipper - make it easy on yourself. :-)
Jayme said... (4/22/05 8:16 AM) Reply
Very nice skirt! I refer to certain things you had to do in your adventure, as "reverse sewing". Sometimes it takes a lot of reverse sewing to get the finished product!
CarolynGM said... (4/22/05 6:30 AM) Reply
Very entertaining and informative review. The skirt turned out great -- good fit.
Debbie Cook said... (4/22/05 6:13 AM) Reply
What a hilarious review!! Your skirt looks great and I would never have known you had problems with it. I think we've probably all done the repeat your exact mistake on the next seam thing too!
ladylola said... (4/22/05 5:58 AM) Reply
Pretty skirt! And great entertaining review.
els said... (4/22/05 5:08 AM) Reply
Your skirt looks great on you, congratulations and thanks for the funny review.
flowermama said... (4/22/05 1:47 AM) Reply
Tailypo - I looked at your picture before I read the review and I think your skirt looks fantastic - I never would have guessed you had any problems with it. I had to laugh because I have done that stitch-n-rip progession myself more times than I wish to count! Congratulations on a great skirt and great review.
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