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lincatz

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12 August, 2015



29 July, 2015

  • 03:23 PM

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    lincatz added the project Denim shirt with recycled lace
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    This shirt is an original design developed from a one piece dress sloper. I wanted a longer length fitted shirt in a light wash denim with a corset-like back and a peplum effect at the bottom to sh…

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  • 02:52 PM

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    lincatz added the project Fit and flare summer dress
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    This is an original design of mine developed through altering a basic dress sloper. This is one of my favourite summer dress patterns. It fits close at the bust and along the midriff but loose and …

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28 July, 2015

  • 03:41 PM

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    lincatz added the project Pink Ruched Tank Top
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    I needed a tank top with a bit of panache to wear with some of my long boho-style maxi skirts. I wanted one with more style than a basic V or scoop neck. I also needed it in one day before we left …

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  • 03:24 PM

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    lincatz added the project pleated and twisted front Maxi Dress
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    This dress was a bit of a bear to sew! I found the fabric and looked though my BurdaStyle magazines for a suitable dress. I found this one and decided that the fabric and the design were perfect fo…

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  • 02:38 PM

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    lincatz added the project Flounced Ruffled Blouse
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    From BurdaStyle’s 05/2015 magazine. I picked up the magazine based on this blouse on the cover. I loved the breezy look to it and I have a weakness for anything with ruffles and flounces. I tested…

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14 July, 2015

  • 01:25 PM

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    lincatz commented on the pattern Midi Dress 07/2015

    I am in the middle of making this dress from the German language magazine. The pattern layout shows the pleated cummerbund/belt being cut on the bias grain. DO NOT DO THIS! The pleats are impossib…



26 May, 2015

  • 01:16 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Retro Romance: 9 New Patterns

    I love everything. The pinks and pale yellows, blues and lilacs look sharp, not washed out. The natural cottons are crisp and cool for summer. The paper bag shorts look comfy and elegant at the sa…



17 May, 2015



15 January, 2015

  • 04:02 PM

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    lincatz commented on the forum topic Yokes? What am I doing wrong!?

    When there’s a dimple, pucker or gather it’s usually because something is mis-marked and doesn’t line up. Here’s how it’s done in more detailed steps and includes something very few new pattern inc…



20 November, 2014



16 September, 2014

  • 01:46 PM

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    lincatz added the project Fringed Leather Bag
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    This has been my go-to purse this summer. It’s made of genuine leather from my local Tandy store. I bought a half hide and I still have plenty left over. I based it loosely on the fringed purse fr…

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15 September, 2014

  • 04:00 PM

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    lincatz added the project Knotted front print maxi dress
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    This maxi dress is made from a very special print fabric I got in Hamilton Ont. at a store in the Ottawa Street fabric district. Six blocks and almost 30 fabric stores -like heaven on earth! I wan…

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22 July, 2014

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    lincatz commented on the forum topic Stretch thread

    Unfortunately you simply can’t make woolly threads work in the needle of any sewing machine serger, regular home machine or even the coverstitch. For the cover stitch machine it works beautifully i…



13 June, 2014



1 May, 2014

  • 02:08 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Rosy Hippie: 8 Boho Patterns

    I love the pink maxi dress and the Ruched tunic top. I think the tunic would look even better made from a sheer summer print fabric rather than a solid and embellishments added to the neckline, on…



28 April, 2014



7 April, 2014

  • 02:35 PM

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    lincatz commented on the forum topic Good book on Pattern Drafting?

    The Helen Joseph Armstrong book is used in colleges and university settings along side professor-led lectures, extensive hands-on lab work and in-depth grad student led tutorials and really -that’…



31 March, 2014

  • 02:20 PM

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    lincatz commented on the pattern Denim Trousers 10/2103

    Just finished these pants. I made my own denim patchwork fabric from several pairs of old jeans that didn’t fit and/or had rips/and or were no longer fashionable. Making the fabric took the longe…



13 January, 2014

  • 04:52 PM

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    lincatz commented on the pattern Jersey Cowl Top 12/2013

    Just made this in a slinky polyester jersey. Super easy to sew on the overlock machine for the seams and the coverlock for the hems -it took a little under an hour to sew. I made it in a 40 rather…

  • 04:46 PM

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    lincatz commented on the pattern Chiffon Evening Dress 12/2013

    When I first made this dress I basted it together to try it on for size and it was HUGE on me -it was way too large, wide and loose. The tall length was perfect. I took it apart and ended up cut…



12 November, 2013

  • 01:19 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Aviator: 10 High Flying Patterns

    When this collection first appeared in the magazine my husband and I both had the same reaction: Baloo’s boss Rebecca from the old Disney afternoon cartoon “Tale Spin” After that I made the wide l…



16 July, 2013

  • 12:25 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Camping Chic: 11 New Patterns

    The new fad is “glamping” which is glitz+glamor+camping. I like these. Who says a weekend of camping or even just a day trip to a campground can’t be colorful and whimsical? I think I might try t…



15 April, 2013

  • 01:18 PM

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    lincatz added the project Laced-up polo shirt
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    Not the usual polo shirt! A few style twists turn a casual basic into something girlie and fun. This polo shirt has brushed silver eyelets and perle cotton and silk ribbon lacing in the front ins…

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8 April, 2013

  • 02:23 PM

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    lincatz commented on the project draped cowl top

    I used my standard size -42. The top has a nice easy fit and it’s very comfy.

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    lincatz commented on the project Sheer cardigan

    42 is my regular size and yes, it’s quite close fitting and snug, which is fine for me. I wanted it to have the close fit to take advantage of the stretch of the fabric. I made it to wear with sle…



4 April, 2013

  • 03:42 PM

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    lincatz added the project draped cowl top
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    I made this cowl top to go with the sheer floral cardigan. The fabric is a light sheer polyester knit that drapes well. I added some Swarovski hot-fix crystals for a bit of extra sparkle. Everyt…

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  • 03:29 PM

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    lincatz added the project Sheer cardigan
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    Made from Lace Cardigan pattern 03/13 #107A. I used a size 42 and lengthened it 2 inches from neck to waist because I have a long torso. The fit is perfect. I found attaching the neckband a little…

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28 November, 2012

  • 01:24 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Holiday Cheer: 19 New Patterns

    I’ve already downloaded the instructions for the bag and plan to start this afternoon! I love the men’s shirt with it’s button detail and i think my hubby will also like it. We’ve been looking fo…



2 October, 2012

  • 03:50 PM

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    lincatz commented on the article Fit and Flare: 10 New Patterns

    I really like the fuzzy mohair coat and the raised waist dress. They have a cool retro vibe that doesn’t look dated, they look classic.

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