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totally in love with my Bernina 730E!

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28 October, 2011

  • 02:39 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the article What's In the Grain?

    Martina, I understand completely! I have read lots and lots of books on fitting but until I took Lorianne’s class and actually saw (and did with my own two hands!) I never really ‘got’ it!



27 October, 2011

  • 04:34 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the article What's In the Grain?

    I recently took a series of fitting classes from Lorianne Reeves who stressed that marking the grainlines on the pattern (and fabric) was only the beginning because then the pattern has to be adjus…



16 August, 2011

  • 08:19 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the technique Get rid of a gaping armhole

    Excellent instructions! I really like the very clear, step-by-step photographs. This is often an issue with my tops so this tutorial is a KEEPER!

    Thanks!



9 August, 2011

  • 08:45 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the technique French Bias Binding Tutorial!

    Great tutorial! I’ve used this technique on a number of linen shells this summer and put a row of decorative stitches on the binding to jazz it up a bit.



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18 June, 2009

  • 01:45 PM

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    lookingpast posted a message on alimc's wall

    Congratulations on learning to sew! It’s a wonderful skill that will stand you in good stead your entire life.

    Congratulations, too, on inheriting your grandmother’s Singer. Not everyone is th…



13 June, 2009



13 May, 2009

  • 02:10 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the project White baby dress

    This dress is SO CUTE!!!! Too bad the fabric turned out not to be cotton :-( I want to make it too, so many thanks for the links.



11 May, 2009



29 April, 2009

  • 05:58 AM

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    lookingpast commented on the project Nora Plus

    If I were to make this dress, I’d definitely leave off the belt and want the bodice dart and skirt waistline dart to form one vertical line. I’d also want different sleeves—the short sleeves look…



10 April, 2009

  • 07:17 PM

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    lookingpast posted a message on kquade's wall

    Your bags are darling!!! I need to make some like that (I’m using a drawstring bag for my makeup!) so I hope you make a pattern real soon!

    PS—Does your beautiful cat like to ‘help’ like mine…

  • 07:13 PM

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    lookingpast posted a message on kquade's wall

    You asked if I really sew on my antique machines—and yes, absolutely!! The old machines are solid, all metal, and nearly impossible to break. They make beautiful stitches (although not all of th…

  • 03:28 PM

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    lookingpast commented on the project Nora

    This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so rich and the beaded trim is perfect. Like others have said, Nora just glows in it. Absolutely fantastic. I’d love to see it in a Plus size version…



31 March, 2009

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    lookingpast commented on the project Kathrine Plus

    Alden is a great model but I’m not so sure about the dress. I just don’t see those pleats in front staying put—and if they don’t, the dress quickly becomes a maternity dress……which it might b…



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