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New South Wales Australia
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Pattern Review 2/9/16 7:33 PM
Burda - 6904 Skirts
I call this version my memory skirt. It's my go-to skirt pattern for using up scraps and left-overs. The mustard was a jacket, the olive - a dress, the tan - a pants suit and the brown - a top I've just completed. The first three are long gone. All the tiers are linen of various quality but simila... more...
Pattern Review 2/9/16 7:26 PM
New Look - 6483 Misses Tops
This version was made with Linen from Spotlight for the body and part of an embroidered linen hand towel, that I bought from a chinese emporium with this sort of project in mind, many moons ago. I had intended to use the other hemstitched end of hand towel on the back. However, the back of this patt... more...
Pattern Review 2/9/16 1:10 AM
McCall's - 8219 Misses' Top
Pattern Description: Misses' Top: Back-buttoned top has front darts and side slits. Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight fabrics such as Cotton & Cotton Blends, Linen, Pique, Damask, Wool Crepe, Gabardine Pattern Sizing: B(6-8-10) I made an 8. I would normally require a 10 bust but not in this case ... more...
Pattern Review 2/9/16 0:44 AM
McCall's - 7612 Misses' tops
Pattern Description: Misses' Tops: Set of button front tops with or without collar has sleeve variations. Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight fabrics such as Cotton & Cotton Blends, Challis, Chambray, Linen, Seersucker, Gauze, Gingham, Denim, Damask. I made View D Pattern Sizing: A(6-8-10) I made a... more...
Pattern Review 2/8/16 9:08 PM
McCall's - 3254 Palmer/Pletsch Classic Fit
Pattern Description: Misses' Shirt Dress: Button down shirt-dress has bust darts, optional front waist darts, back darts and sleeve variations. I made View C shortened to knee length Pattern Sizing: B (8-10-12) I cut and 8 for the neck and shoulders, transitioning to a 10 for the waist and 12 f... 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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