Wednesday, August 29, 2007



Hello: I just posted a review of this book on pattern review.com This book will be a great addition to your sewing library. I owned many, many sewing books, cooking books, quilting books and the list goes onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.




Saturday, August 18, 2007


Hello: I posted a review of this magazine on pattern review.com I like the idea of creating 11 garments from one pattern. The straight skirt is a must for this fall, I love the way the blouse pattern was re-worked to create three different versions including a cowl neck blouse which is a throw back from the 70's. I am not crazy about the style of the 3 perfect pants. The styles don't work for me because my hips are wide, however the techniques used to add details or changes are great. Taking the jacket pattern and re-working it to make a coat, jacket or dress is a great idea.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Vacation, Swap Contest & Future Project

Hello: well i was on vacation, i bought lots of black & white fabrics, and 3 rulers ( two with the hip curve and a T-square). I read several sewing articles while i was on vacation.

I spent most of this week resting and unpacking.

I am also in the middle of a big remodeling project that started around the middle of June. I am hoping that the project will be completed by the end of October although i truly believe it will probably be in November.

I followed pattern review swap contest and i must say Ericka's wardrobe was the best so she got my vote and guess what 157 members of PR agreed with me. So guess who won the contest?
I would like to enter a swap contest in 2008.

I believe i mentioned in the past that i had created several binders and i was storing information i collected from magazines and other sources. I am in the process of completing this project, although it will always be work in progress.

My next project is going to be either to created a duct tape dress form or purchase a fitting pattern create a muslin and stuff the muslin with batting and use this as a dress form. Also, i own an antique dress form, maybe i will be able to fix the dress form to comply with my body measurements. Either way i will post pictures of my project from beginning to end.

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