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carolyn-s

is sewing for summer!

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24 July, 2011



23 July, 2011

  • 12:00 PM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project MADE: Bleach

    As imaginative as always, you never disappoint! I love the way the bleached section kinda mimics the look of a collar…



17 July, 2011

  • 12:46 PM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project New York State of Mind

    sorry, my comment was doubled, so I deleted the second one!

  • 12:45 PM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project New York State of Mind

    (gasp!) this is adorable!! The colour is so pretty, and those huge buttons are perfect! You are lucky to have a tessuti’s near you!



16 July, 2011



15 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Pattern Magic twist top; take 3

    thank you!

  • 01:26 PM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Pattern Magic twist top; take 3

    Thank you so much!
    Hmmm, interesting! I hadn’t seen the neon twister dress, but I just searched for it and saw it was uploaded in Feb, 2011. Pattern Magic, by Tomoko Nakamichi was published in 2005.

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    carolyn-s added the project Pattern Magic twist top; take 3
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    The third version of this top pattern I have made up, because I love its shape so much… this version made using a heavy cream knit stuff. Drafted using the Japanese pattern book Pattern Magic, b…

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14 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s commented on the project a Tie

    No, I wouldn’t actually call this a “skinny” tie; it flares out in that conventional tie shape!



13 July, 2011



12 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s commented on the project a Tie

    oh? In what way? If you could provide some more information as to exactly how it didn’t work for you I might be able to fix it!
    You need to click on print pattern at home in order to get the in…



8 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s added the project Yellow silk Tie
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    I made this tie for my son Tim, using my own pattern which I have attached here. He wore it for his 21st birthday party. I hope others find this pattern to be useful…

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    carolyn-s added the project a Tie
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    This is a pattern for an underlined, padded man’s tie.

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    carolyn-s added the pattern a Tie
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    A pattern for making a basic men’s tie

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7 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s added the project Jacket; detachable faux fur-edged hood
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    Totally inspired by all the army-style jacket clad fashionistas we saw all over Tokyo…. made my own version using Burdastyle magazine 05-2010, pattern 127 with some modifications, out of khaki ri…

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6 July, 2011



5 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s added the project Flares in Black
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    Made using Burda 7863 in black corduroy, and with black cotton for the pocket lining and waistband lining. Modified from the pattern by flaring out from the knees down to the ankles by 6-7cm on ea…

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4 July, 2011

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Loud

    Gorgeous! I have this pattern too, but have been holding off until summer, is it warmer where you are now? Anyhow, your dresses are so inspiring, and I really want one too now!

  • 06:47 AM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Royal blue

    This is gorgeous! Another lovely dress, you must a wonderful collection of stunning little cocktail numbers now… I love silk dupion too.. such a dream to sew.

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    carolyn-s commented on the project I see red, I see red, I see red

    Completely gorgeous!!! You are a knockout! Clever title too…



2 July, 2011

  • 02:55 PM

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Tim's shirt/jacket

    Oooh, don’t give up sewing! You’ve done beautiful work! I adore your sewn portrait especially!

  • 03:36 AM

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    carolyn-s commented on the article The Wacky World of Men's Shirt Patterns

    I’ve used Burda 7767 to sew all my men’s shirts, lost count of the number of times I’ve used this pattern! As you say, men’s shirts are pretty similar and the interest is in the details. I often …

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    carolyn-s added the project Tim's shirt/jacket
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    Made using Burda 7767, of thin grey/beige corduroy and with contrasting dark gunmetal blue cotton linen for the lining of each of the collar stand, yoke, welt pockets and pocket flaps. Used "my ow…

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24 June, 2011

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    carolyn-s commented on the project Pattern Magic 2; the vanishing scarf

    Thank you for your comment! Yes, I think it is perfectly possible to have the two fronts separate, and have a hidden button band for closure, in fact if I was making this again this is exactly how…



22 June, 2011