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March 2011 Blog Posts (8)

My unfortunate experience with buying a dressform


I was so excited !  Didn't do my homework , however.

Purchased this dressform, and had to send it back it came broken and without the pipes fitting at all. 

So disappointed.

Sent it back priority mail, packaged lovingly.

The company is now not saying they received it . I purchased it by paying via PayPal.  Now a dispute.  I hate…


Added by femmeelise on March 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

I'm hosting 2 givaways on my blog!!! Check it out!!

I'm sooooooo excited! I heard the news that I won first prize for 'Best Use of Pattern in its Original Form' for my 1933 dress that was part of the Unrequited Love Theme on the Sew Weekly:…


Added by Debi on March 29, 2011 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

on a holiday

I've just had a lovely little four-day jaunt down to Hobart, Tasmania for a birthday present from My Man Andrew. Suffice to say I missed my laptop as there were over 340 emails waiting for me when I got back - 95% of which were 'sewweekly sewing circle'. It took me a while to plow through them all, and boy do I wish I could manage a lovely little jaunt over to the V & A meet-up. Sounds wonderful.


I was a little disappointed with Salamanca Market. Has anyone ever been? I…


Added by Jen on March 27, 2011 at 5:33am — No Comments

An Ugly Pattern Challenge

The Facts

Fabric: Stretch Cotton approx $8 a metre from Spotlight.

Pattern: Simplicity 7081

Year: 1996

Notions: Zip

Time to complete: approx 2 hours

First worn: March 2011

Wear again? Sure!! I rather like…


Added by Kazz on March 25, 2011 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

I'm With The Band Jacket

Pattern: Built by Wendy (from stash)









Materials: 2 1/2 yards of green corduroy  ($9 a yard)

(2) 7/8 button covers

Interfacing (from stash)

1/4 yard of contrast fabric (from stash)


completion time: 8 hours


Soooooo . . . St. Patrick's…


Added by Patricia Austin on March 18, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Going Green Hmmm . . .

What are people thinking about doing?  It is still a bit chilly here in Chi-Town.


This is what I am musing about.  Maybe a corduroy? 

Built by Wendy…


Added by Patricia Austin on March 15, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Chi-town Frock

Pattern: New Look 6001 $3.99


Interfacing from stash

Butterfly Fancies 2 ½ yards @ 5.99 a yard

Camel Zeus 1 yard @ 8.39 a yard


Thread 1.49

(All @ Jo Ann Fabrics)

Total time: 9 hours (yikes!)


Total: 19.86 – 7.94 (40% off, yay!!!!) = $11.92

Wear it again: …


Added by Patricia Austin on March 14, 2011 at 7:30am — 3 Comments


I just thought about posting some of my little crochet amigurimi....…


Added by Rachel Pinheiro on March 7, 2011 at 11:35am — 4 Comments

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