Readers, what better way to celebrate National Devil's Food Cake Day than with an exclusive edition of the sewing blogosphere's favorite pattern naming game, MPB's NAME THAT PATTERN!
As always, the rules are simple: I present patterns I've found online (all of which are currently for sale on Etsy for those who may want to purchase one of these classics). You must give these patterns a name.
We have some very special prizes in store for our winner, including an all-expenses-paid, two-week vacation to sunny Fukushima, Japan!
Are you ready? Here's Pattern #1!
Are you still with us? Great -- here's Pattern #2!
But wait -- there's more! Here's Pattern #3!
Pace yourself, friends, here's Pattern #4:
We're coming to the end of our game I'm afraid. Feast your eyes on Pattern #5:
We always have a bonus pattern for those of you who need some extra points. Today, in celebration of National Devil's Food Cake Day, we offer TWO!
Here's Pattern #6:
And Pattern #7:
Readers, I hope you've enjoyed this special National Devil's Food Cake Day edition of NAME THAT PATTERN. As always, I'll be contributing my answers in the hours ahead and hopefully clever Michael will too. But please don't wait for us -- get your answers in early for a chance to win extra cake.
Exhale, readers, I have good news: the Bernina works great.
Did I mention that I had to purchase the power cord separately? That's why I couldn't test it yesterday; I only received the cord today. I was nervous when I plugged it in and turned it on. Given the rotten packing job the seller had done. I didn't know what to expect. But it seems mechanically superb.
I happen to have another large piece of slinky charmeuse in my stash,
along with all the swatches I picked up yesterday morning. I've tried various kinds of thread, stitch lengths and tension
settings. I've experimented cutting charmeuse sandwiched between tissue
paper with silk pins in the seam allowances (which works well) to
I went fabric shopping this morning for Cathy's 1940's dress with the gathered bodice and skirt front, Simplicity 4856. I needed something with a beautiful drape and some weight to it. At first I looked solely at solids. I saw some gorgeous silk failles and satins, but nothing really wowed me.
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