1 September, 2014
schorst1 commented on the article Surprise Labor Day Sale! Select Red, White, and Blue Patterns are 50% Off
The Surprise Labor Day sale doesn’t go through Labor Day? Hmm…
14 August, 2014
schorst1 added the project dress 109 variation for summer
This sleeveless, rayon version is perfect for hot weather. I based this off of the sweetheart tulip skirt dress but made a button placket front closure instead of a zipper back. It looks better wit…
schorst1 added the project Burda 109 dress- stretch denim
Sweetheart dress with empire waist, finished with exposed zipper. To minimize bulk in the waist I changed the waist gathers to pleats and spread them out for better pocket placement I had to take a…
schorst1 added the project vogue v1226 in chiffon
The first version of this pattern I made in chiffon for a dressier look. I wish I had done the flannel first for practice with a more stable fabric. The chiffon was hard to keep even for the drawst…
schorst1 commented on the project vogue v1226 in flannel
My pictures got distorted in the upload process- the thumbnails look right then they get stetched horizontally when in full size.
schorst1 added the project vogue v1226 in flannel
I made this pattern in two fabrics- this is the cozy flannel “day off dress” to wear with leggings. The pockets, drawstring waist and doubled, gathered collar look put together while feeling comfy….
25 May, 2014
schorst1 commented on the article Vote on the Top Three picks in our Member Model Challenge
I love the variety and inspiring ideas! So much talent and sophistication its hard to choose!
11 April, 2014
schorst1 commented on the article Palazzo Style: 8 Plus Size Sewing Patterns
They would probably work better for your hourglass if you brought the belt up to your natural waistline instead of down on the hip. That way it would emphasize the narrowest part of your waist. Bot…
schorst1 commented on the project Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1873
Adorable! Perfect fit and color for you! Have you tried using a standing steamer instead of ironing? I find it much faster for gathered and pleated garments
4 April, 2014
schorst1 commented on the project upholstery 3
The cushions are definitely the easy part! I didnt run into many big problems, but i learned a lot about the construction/layers i didnt realize went into it. If you havent already stripped it yet,…
3 April, 2014
schorst1 added the project bright bridesmaids
Adapted from Butterick pattern 5181, I used a heavy brocade to give these dresses body and a fall feel. Note: the pattern ran about two sizes large and we took in a lot from the back seam. I also a…
schorst1 commented on the project Nautical skater dress
So cute! And perfect for spring. Very flattering!
schorst1 added the project upholstery 3
My college roommate had the best, most comfy couch ever (generously donated to us from her parents). The couch circulated between all of our homes as each moved around after school and finally land…
schorst1 added the project upholstery 2
This was actually my first chair remodel- a garage sale find that I redid for my best friend as a wedding gift. The structure and padding was in good shape and only needed a little fresh batting.. …
schorst1 added the project upholstery 1
This was the second chair I took from basement selvage to new life. The wood needed a lot of work to refinish and had to be dark to cover. The fabric is an outdoor, water/stain resistant printed ca…
schorst1 commented on the project T-shirt custom
Adorable! Did you use a pattern or instructions? I want to try it for summer!