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Hi my name is Kay aka Sunshine, I enjoy making simple easy projects from fabric. I find most of the free online patterns fairly easy to understand but some are so confusing. I especially love the tutorials with pictures, makes the project go much faster.
I have no luck printing out patterns tho, it never does work right.And uses way too much precious ink! Being on a fixed income makes it hard to buy what I need so I have to improvise.
I get old clothes from my daughter/grandkids and cut them up for projects.I get things from thrift stores/yard sales also when I get a chance to go.
My sewing interests are:
My sewing machine(s):
Toyota serger
3 Sears Kenmore machines
I am interested in patterns such as:
New Look
Anything that easy!
And why are most patterns so expensive?

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At 10:05am on January 19, 2010, Kay said…
That's ok Larri, don't worry about it...
At 6:55am on January 19, 2010, Larri said…
Kay...they didn't have the pattern at Hancock's...completely sold out. I'll check Hobby Lobby this week when I run errands.
At 11:33am on January 17, 2010, Kay said…
You need to accept my friends request before I can send you a private message.
At 11:19am on January 17, 2010, Larri said…
Found this earflap hat this what you're looking for?
At 11:01am on January 17, 2010, Kay said…
Sure that would be great, how much will this costs? I can only send a check since I can't get to the post office.
At 10:32am on January 17, 2010, Larri said…
Would you like for me to pick up and mail Simplicity 3552? They're on sale too. I'm going to Hancock's either this afternoon or tomorrow AM. I'm happy to grab it for you and mail it. :o)
At 6:33am on January 17, 2010, Kay said…
Hi Larri, thanks but that's not what I'm looking for.The closest pattern I found is Simplicity 3552. I can order it but don't want to pay s&h charges. The only difference in this pattern 3552 is the back is not a square neck yoke and has a split with button closure.
The adult pattern I have has front and back square yoke pieces, then attach each to the body pieces, sew the shoulders, then attach yoke facings, then the sleeves.It's a pullover top.I shortened the length to make it like a tunic top instead of a gown, got lots of comments on how cute it is. That's when the idea hit me to make some for little girls.
Last year I made a bunch of little girls sundresses with ties at the shoulder, sold quite a few of them.
Anyway, thanks and if you have any more suggestions, I'm here.
We don't have Hancock's anymore, they closed the store here and I have no transportation since my car is not drivable right now and my family is in another state. Taking a cab everywhere is too expensive so here I and don't even get me started on "so-called" friends who always disappear when they know you need help...grrrrrr
At 6:11am on January 17, 2010, Larri said…
Good morning, Kay! That's a tall order to size down an adult pattern to toddler size. I found a similar one for children...McCall M4646. Do you have a Hancock Fabrics nearby? McCall patterns are on sale for $1 this weekend thru Monday. If you don't have one close to you, and you think this pattern would work, I'm happy to go to my Hancock store and get it for you. :o)
At 10:24pm on October 27, 2009, Laurie said…
Dreadfully sorry. Seems like when it rains, it pours! I thank the lord everyday that my husband is still employed (whether he likes it or not). I shudder to think what I would do if I had to go to work to support myself after 15 yrs. as a stay at home mom! I will pray that God blesses you soon. Seems he always comes through in a pinch!
At 1:08pm on October 27, 2009, Laurie said…
Kay, looked for a pic of your Touch and Sew. I have one in the shop right now getting repaired for about 70 bucks for all new gears. There are 5 of them in this baby and they do not make them the same anymore so if one goes bad, they have to replace them all. The good news is, the newer gears are less likely to break as the teeth are aligned at an angle. Anyway, did you ever figure out how to thread it?
I'm not sure if mine is the same model as yours but I do have a book with mine! Let me know and I can scan in what you need and email it to you.

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