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Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (3)

Nai'Lahs dress

This dress I made for my grand daughter. The pattern I used was a Project Runway Simplicity pattern #2989. The print fabric Asian Garden Posies is from JoAnn Fabrics.

I modified the pattern by not adding the sleeves. The dress is lined so there was no need to create a finish for the neckline or sleeves. The pattern was easy to follow, but I am not sure it is a pattern for beginners.

I have just…


Added by Patricia McClain Osborne on August 24, 2010 at 1:15am — 19 Comments

Sewing Machine advice

Hi All! I am new in here, because I have decided to re-learn how to sew. First off I will be needing a new machine and I really don't want to spend a whole lot...around 400 to 500 euro. I live in Austria, that explains the euro bit.

I'll be sewing clothes for my brand new granddaughter! I am also teaching myself with aid of videos, how to hand smock. A friend in San Fransisco sent me her pleater. How cool is that. Anyway...I don't need the machine to do lots of fancy things, but it should… Continue

Added by Nancy Prokop on August 14, 2010 at 3:50am — 18 Comments

Bridesmaid Dresses Colors of Gerber Daisies.

I thought I would finally share my last adventure of making bridesmaid dress for a dear friends daughter's wedding.

First and foremost the pattern I used for these dresses is from Burda Style pattern #7539.

The fabric chosen for these dresses is Dupioni Silk. The pattern called for using lace for the bodice inset. The colors of the dresses made it difficult to use the basic lace that is offered commercially. Although I could have hand dyed the…


Added by Patricia McClain Osborne on August 5, 2010 at 3:11am — 4 Comments

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