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Pattern Review: Kay Unger Asymmetrical Collar Dress by Vogue (V1369)

September 16, 2016
Vogue 1369 Kay Unger 5.2 Drafting 4/10 Ease of Assembly 4/10 Advanced Skills not Required...
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TBT! Modern Take on Vintage 1950’s Butterick Gown (8036)

September 15, 2016
Butterick 9036 (Vintage 50's OOP) 8.4 Drafting 9/10 Ease of Assembly 7/10 Advanced Skills not...
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Vogue’s Anne Klein Ruched Empire-Waisted Chiffon Maxi-Dress (V1354)

September 14, 2016
Vogue 1354 (Anne Klein Maxi-Dress) 7.3 Drafting 9/10 Ease of Assembly 6/10 Advanced Skills not...
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TBT! Vintage Marian Martin Dress Pattern #1634 from 1939!

September 1, 2016
This project is a throwback to 2006! It was the winner from the July Poll...


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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