Thursday, June 6, 2013

More About the Big 4


I don't know if you read the Kadiddlehopper blog, but Katie (of Kadiddlehopper), performed a very interesting experiment. She decided to make a knit top, and to approach the process as a beginning sewist, who doesn't have experience with the Big 4, their fit model (with the large amount of ease), or their instructions. The results of her experiment are very illuminating.

Check it out!

 


Yay!

Tonight, my youngest graduated from high school! Next year, she is off to travel, and study, the world in a gap year program. The following year she is off to a university in Minnesota. This California girl is going to have an interesting time adjusting to a Minnesotan winter!

I am busy this weekend, so no sewing for me. I look forward to getting back to the machine soon!

25 comments:

  1. A big milestone, to have your younger daughter graduate from high school...she is darling, and I know she is smart and sharp...it will be fun to follow her life to come!

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  2. congrats to both you and your daughter, and Minnesota, eek! I see some wintery sewing in your future :)

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  3. Your daughter is beautiful and so are you! My daughter spent the weekend in Duluth--I guess Minnesota is the place to be these days!

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  4. I think you should sit your daughter down in front of a DVD of Fargo! Looks like you'll be sewing coats for a few years. My youngest daughter is at a similar age and stage. Australian schools finish in November and she is torn between a gap year or straight to uni.

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  5. What a lovely picture of the two of you. I will have to check out the link you provided.

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  6. Katie's experiment was interesting but the difference wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Maybe knits are more forgiving.
    Nice photo of you and dd. YOu will miss her. We are lucky here in Australia that our kids generally do not go interstate to college. Mine are still at home.

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  7. Let me know if she's coming by Sweden! Congratulations to both!

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  8. You both look gorgeous!

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  9. Two beautiful ladies -- congratulations!

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  10. Congrats on your daughter's graduation!

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  11. Oh you both look so good. The weight loss shows in your face in the very best way but the smile of pride enhances too. Well done to you both.

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  12. beautiful photo; beautiful ladies!

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  13. Congratulations to you both! Quite a milestone!

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  14. What a terrific mother-daughter photo! Congrats to both of you!

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  15. That's a great photo of you two! So, I don't really sew McCall/Vogue/Butterick for some reason, but I do tend to like Simplicity and have sewn up quite a few patterns. I've never once had a problem with excess ease and the fit tends to be consistent and pretty good straight out of the envelope. It makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong!

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  16. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Such a wonderful time in life :)
    Thanks for the link !

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  17. You both are beaming!Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and to you too!

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  18. congratulations! What a lovely pair you make!

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  19. Congratulations! What a great photo of the two of you. Minnesota will be an interesting experience. I recall a great fabric mill outlet in one of the Minneapolis suburbs -- a side trip for mom!

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  20. Congratulations to you both.

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  21. Yay for her! The gap year sounds like fun :)
    I finish high school in a year or so and I am stil undecided on what to do, there are so many decisions!

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  22. Your daughter will love MN, and it isn't all that bad--except for this past Winter...and Spring (Ice Out in May). But then, Ice Out was March in the previous year. Guess it all evens out.
    Just think of all the new wardrobe options!
    I get-away to SF in Winter and enjoy MN summers.

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  23. Both of your daughters are lovely! That one photo of you and the graduate, wow, you look so happy and proud. Happy belated birthday!

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