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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: So I want to make some sailor pants... on: July 08, 2009 10:57:45 AM
I made the Hotpatterns sailor pants and would have never figured out the bib part without this advice: http://www.ericabunker.com/2008/06/trudy-at-hotpatterns-is-bomb.html.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing a hat! HELP, please! on: November 13, 2008 01:05:38 PM
There's a skullcap in this pattern: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4664.htm?search=4664&page=1. Is that the style that you mean?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Urban Outfitters Shirtdress -- Pattern Ideas? on: February 07, 2008 11:08:17 AM
What about Vogue 8252:


You could make it longer and add ties.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern information? on: January 31, 2008 01:56:56 PM
Okay... got it! The patterns are from "Make It Yourself: The Complete Step-by-Step Library of Needlework and Crafts" published in the 70s by Phoebus Publishing. Here's what they look like: http://www.amazon.com/Make-Yourself-step-step-needlework/dp/B00005WC40.

There are multiple volumes (I have 1-3), and they contain step-by-step instructions for crocheting, knitting, macrame, and all sort of crafts, as well as four sewing patterns per book. The patterns are numbered consecutively.... Volume 1 has patterns 1-4, Volume 2 has 5-8, etc. So your pattern #5 is from Volume 2, and 13 is from Volume 4.

The pattern sheets themselves contain all of the information needed to make the clothes. The book has pictures of finished product, in hilarious 79s fabrics, and also pages of instructions on certain techniques... working with interfacing, how to make a gathered sleeve, etc. I'd be happy to copy the pages out of Volume 2 and mail or fax them to you, if that will help. Also, I could try to get by the thrift store where I bought mine to see if they have Volume 4.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern information? on: January 30, 2008 04:09:40 PM
I have three "Make It Yourself" books from the 70s that I bought at a thrift store that contain these patterns. I'll look at them tonight and see what information I can give you. 
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: So I want to make a cowboy shirt... on: January 07, 2008 04:09:26 PM
I wanted to make one for myself several years ago, and finally ended up buying a Lola Gentry men's western shirt pattern and grading it down. To date, that has been my most successful shirt. The instructions were very good.

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: sew-er in distress!! please help!! on: December 04, 2007 12:01:16 PM
It sounds like the lining fabric is getting bunched up by your feed dogs. I usually sew with the lining on the top for that reason. Try putting tissue paper (or even strips of grocery bags) on the seam allowance to let the fabric glid across the feed dogs. You can tear it off when you're done.
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