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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2010 09:55:44 PM »

This is the most AWESOME sewing tutorial I've seen.  You should be published.  Paid.  I will be using this A LOT.

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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2011 09:18:51 PM »

I know so many people have already said this, but it needs to be said.

Thank you, so very very much! Can you believe I had no idea what the 45'' and 60'' on the pattern backing meant until today? I always assumed it meant the height or something! I know, completely newbie of me, but, since I've only completed a costumed robe so far, I guess I'm lucky I know how to alter? Haha.

But seriously, thank you. This is getting printed out and memorized STAT.
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2011 04:12:19 PM »

Thank you for this great tutorial! It will help beginning crafsters very much.
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2011 12:39:37 PM »

Holy Canole!
Good job!
I wish I had this information about two years ago!
And great job on the tutorial! You win!

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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011 08:29:19 AM »

amazing! thank you so much... *bookmarked*
i actually bought 2 petterns yesterday but havent had the courage to even open them
having an understanding is half the battle and now i feel i can try more then just buying patterns with pretty pictures lol

« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011 04:49:05 PM »

Nicely done Aislynn.  From the folks I've talked to over the years, there's a lot of frustration involved with the way home patterns are made.  As you pointed out, few peoples bodies actually match up to a pattern.  I've had the luxury of working in apparel manufacturing for over 30 years.  I've been a mechanic, a plant manager, an engineer, cutter..pretty much everything.  I learned how to sew on industrial machines and long ago I remember buying some patterns.  I was surprised at how different they are from what we use in the factories and wondered how anyone makes them fit...I really enjoyed reading through your tutorial.  Hopefully it has encouraged the discouraged to pull the machine and fabric back out and have another go at it. Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2011 09:56:10 AM »

Aw, thanks Eric!  That means a lot coming from someone with so much experience.

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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2011 08:05:08 AM »

Just a tip - I like hitting up the thrift store for random fabrics and bed sheets.  You can pick up a ton, for next to nothing, then you always have different types of fabric that you can use for actual projects or for making mock ups of patterns. 

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« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2014 02:59:34 AM »

So very helpful and anyone starting out can use this. Thank you for sharing. Smiley

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