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

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Pattern Review 8/2/16 9:00 AM
Threads Magazine - 05-2002-100 30-Minute Jacket
The original design by Judith Neukam was made in two versions. One version in poly/rayon was lined and the other was made with machine embroidered silk chiffon. I thought that it would work in a cosy fleece I recently made this for the second time. My Mum decided that she'd be warmer sitting up ... more...
Pattern Review 5/18/16 11:06 PM
Sewaholic Patterns - 1201 Renfrew Top
Pattern Description: Knit top with front zippered collar. I used the Renfrew top as a base, added the neckline and collar from Butterick 3344 View D and the sleeve length from McCalls 2418 View B. I shortened the collar and changed the zip from the back to the front. Pattern Sizing: I cut a size... more...
Pattern Review 5/16/16 8:52 AM
Simple Sew - #016 The Slouchy Gilet
This was a free pattern supplied exclusively with the magazine "love Sewing" (Issue 18). The magazine was A$16.95 so it wasn't exactly "free". Pattern Description: From the envelope: Our gilet is a fashionable, slouchy neck version, designed to keep you toasty warm and stylish to boot! Layer over... more...
Pattern Review 5/12/16 6:26 AM
Simplicity - 4366 Threads Pants
Pattern Description: Misses'/Miss Petite Tapered Pants in Two Lengths, Wide Leg Pants with or without Cuff and Boot Leg Pants I made View C, although described as bootleg they are in fact straight legged. Pattern Sizing: I cut a 12 at the waist transitioning to a 14 at the usual size ... more...
Pattern Review 5/12/16 6:16 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1197 Misses' Top And Pants
This "review" is for my 3rd & 4th pair from this pattern. There's only one pattern piece so these are a quick and easy make once you have the fit right. Instead of the sew-in elastic waistband, I made a casing and inserted the elastic. Try as I might, I can't get a consistent result using the sew-... 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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