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  • 8/21/16

Brocade and Lambskin Bomber Jacket (Burda Style Special Spring/Summer 2014, #1B)

August 21, 2016
Burda Style Special S/S 2014 #1B 10 Drafting 10/10 Ease of Assembly 10/10 Advanced Skills...
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Mixed Media Top Using Men’s Graphic Tee (Vogue 8793 Review: Katherine Tilton)

August 19, 2016
Vogue 8793 9.9 Drafting 10/10 Ease of Assembly 10/10 Advanced Skills not Required 10/10 Sizing...
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Quilted Faux Leather DIY Motorcycle Jacket (Burda Style 1/2014 #117 Review)

August 17, 2016
Faux Leather Motorcycle Jacket 6.4 Drafting 10/10 Ease of Assembly 4/10 Sizing 10/10 Instructions 8/10...
  • McCall's M7194 Asymmetric Hem Cowl Neck Top Header

Cowl Neck Top with Asymmetric Hem (McCall’s M7194 Pattern Review)

August 15, 2016
McCall's 7194 9.8 Drafting 10/10 Ease of Assembly 10/10 Advanced Skills not Required 10/10 Sizing...

ABOUT ME

Who I am

My name is Krystin Baker, aka “twistedangel”, and I am the sole owner, operator, designer and maintainer of this website.

I hold a career in engineering, but I have had a passion for arts and design as early as I can remember, particularly fashion – which brings my engineering and arts backgrounds together nicely.

I live in San Diego, CA, USA with my two cats and dog.

What I do

I have been sewing for over 30 years.  I originally learned from my grandmother on her Singer 206k sewing machine – which I now own.  My primary machines are Bernina for sewing and embroidery (830e and 750QE) and Babylock overlockers (Ovation).  I prefer to sew unique and eye catching pieces, therefore I experiment a lot with prints, colors, embellishment and drafting.

I don’t get to write about everything I sew, but I try.

My Philosophy

I believe inspiration and new ideas are what keeps me engaged in this hobby.  I hope to publish my work to help you with more consistent project success, as well as inspire you to try new things.

This hobby is 90% dedication and focus.  Anyone can make beautiful things, the access to instructors and ideas will help you overcome the learning curve.  For those that have many years of practice, you can never get enough inspiration!

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