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craft interests: fashion, holidays, knitting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 10/18/2011

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Re: McCall's latest collection

You can use sleeve patterns from different patterns, as long as they are similar styles. You might have to do a little tweaking, but it works. Search the pattern books for classic styles; sewing is a good site; it has all the pattern companies including independent companies. I go to Joann Fabrics when they have pattern sales. That's the only time I buy patterns, when you can get them for 99 cents or $1.99. Look at Neue Mode and New Look patterns; they have a little different take on styles. I find lots of cute patterns there. I will be 62 years old this year, by the way. I wear a size 14 pattern; I used to wear a size 12 when I was younger. I weigh about the same as I used to, but it's redistributed a little bit! One thing I have noticed about patterns now is that I think the pattern companies have increased the waist length by a couple of inches. Patterns used to fit me pretty well, but now I notice that when I hold a pattern up to myself, the waist is about 3 inches lower than where my actual waist is. I don't think I have shrunk that much! Has anyone else noticed this? I think they must be making the patterns for taller people now. I am about 5 ft 4 inches, by the way.There are a lot of interesting fabric shops on the internet. Go buy a Threads magazine and look at their ads for fabric shops.I agree, it's really impossible to find a dress when you need one. It's much easier to make one yourself. They seem to have a lot more to pick from in fabric than they do in ready to wear. You could probably find something if you have hundreds of dollars to spend; I don't! I hope this has helped someone.Try, or, or for interesting fabrics.

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

The custom lace top article sounds really interesting to me; I recently bought several yards of stretch lace and am trying to decide what to do with it. I love your magazine, it always gives me lots of ideas! Thank you.

Re: Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads is a great site for looking at patterns from all the different pattern companies; you can even compile a list of all your favorite patterns and store it on there. They also have a lot of independent pattern companies. Folkwear has an authentic kilt pattern, I believe.

Re: Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads

Check out for really great patterns for english and western show clothes. They also have patterns for Hay bags, horse blankets and similar projects.