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New South Wales Australia
Member since, 8/7/13

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Pattern Review 4/24/16 0:47 AM
Contest - Endless Combinations 2016 Endless Combinations Contest 2016
Endless Combinations All my plans for this contest flew out the window when our hot, dry summer continued into April. Fitting winter clothes in 35-degree heat is not on. In the meantime, with a self-imposed fabric and pattern fast for 2016, I looked to my stash for suitable pieces and came up... more...
Pattern Review 4/22/16 10:16 PM
Kwik Sew - 3691 Tunic & Top
This time I made View B with all the adjustments made previously. My preference is for the collared version, but there was not enough fabric. I used a small piece of silk jacquard that's been in my stash for about eighteen years, purchased from the Chinese Emporium in Hong Kong This is a simple p... more...
Pattern Review 4/19/16 2:38 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2262
For my third version I made exactly the same frankenpatterned version as the red silk. This one was made from a not inexpensive small piece of silk that I bought from the Silk Store when it was located in the Piccadilly Arcade in Sydney. With this pattern in mind, it's been in my stash since 2005,... more...
Pattern Review 4/19/16 2:26 AM
Burda - 6906 Pants
I made View A with all the fitting adjustments and suggestions from the shorts made previously Fabric Used: A poly/viscose gabardine from Stonemountain & Daughter in Berkley CA. I made them to pattern, shortening them by 8cm at the adjustment line and then taking up a further 1cm when hemming the... more...
Pattern Review 4/13/16 10:47 PM
Vogue Patterns - 2450
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, lined vest has length/topstitch variations and front separating zipper. I made View E without the shaped hem Pattern Sizing: 6-8-10 I cut an 8 for the neck and shoulders and a 10 for the rest. It is loose fitting as I would normally require at least a 12 at... more...

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I started sewing in my teens, as RTW didn't fit my shape and I loved that nobody else was wearing the same outfit as me. Now that I'm retired, my sewing is competing with all the other things I said... more

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