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May 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Burda Gown - 11/2009 #105

Something Blue (Not that photo!)



This post is about five weeks overdue. I made Burda Evening Gown 105 form the November 2009 Issue.  Below is the magazine photos along with some photos of  Ashley's (My friend that trusted me so much to make this). It's one of the best dress I've sewn and it was not for me :)…

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Added by Renata on May 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

SEWING MACHINES: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING AS A NOVICE SEWER

Looking to start sewing? These tips will help you buy the right machine for your new hobby.

Is learning to sew one on your short list of skills to achieve? Looking to be a little more crafty and resourceful? Here’s some information you should have before purchasing a sewing machine.

 

A beginner should always keep their sewing machine simple. Beginners need straight-forward…

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Added by Susan on May 30, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

SWAP update - Cheri's Reversible Jacket and More

SWAP Update: Cheri’s Reversible Jacket and Aqua Jacket

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 28, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Long Genesis Too Jacket on Sweatshirt Base

one!  Here is my newest jacket – from my very basic popular Genesis Too pattern design where the lower ribbing is used for the neckline finish.  The extra long length is a result of using polar fleece to create yokes in the front and the back, thereby yielding more sweatshirt ‘fabric’ from the 2XL sweatshirt for the length.  My technique for this can be seen and heard at…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 15, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

The Little Black Dress







I just love the simplicity of this little dress.


 


I used McCalls pattern #4450.…
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Added by Shannon on May 11, 2013 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

How to Lengthen a Sweatshirt for a Jacket

I'm HOME, and sewing/designing/writing like a crazy woman.  Here…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 10, 2013 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Flounces...flirty and FUN!

See angle to the lower flounce stitching and the swing of the skirt

I snuck a few minutes one night at the Retreat to stitch 4 seams to create a green Tencel…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 7, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Burda Peplum Top 08/2012 #113

The Peplum Top

 I love Burda patterns, as always their instructions can do with a little help. Nonetheless I'm a fan and this was/is my first peplum. Wow - fun and fantastic piece. Definitely a hit with me :). Below is my short and sweet review!

 

Image: Kelly Whitman of …

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Added by Renata on May 2, 2013 at 9:28pm — 5 Comments

Free Online Sewing Classes!!!

Spent the afternoon yesterday watching some videos I think are good for both the beginner and more advanced. I'm self taught & this gave me some insight as to a few disciplines while sewing which I hope will help in the future.  They are from  West Valley College youtube site, have several video classes for basic construction, fashion design, patternmaking, etc...classes that they offer.

Best of all....it's FREE to watch.  

Hope they help you as much as they have…

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Added by Lisa Bordenave on May 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

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