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Cherie Killilea
Works at StudioCherie
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Spokane, WA
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Redrafted to be something I would do and wear
The only pattern piece from Simplicity 1463 that made the final cut is the front. It did get bisected by the zipper. Next time I will change the shoulder as well, so there will not be anything left of the original pattern. I don't know why, but it is hard f...
The only pattern piece from Simplicity 1463 that made the final cut is the front. It did get bisected by the zipper. Next time I will change the shoulder as well, so there will not be anything left of the original pattern. I ...
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Easiest Peach Cobbler Recipe
Starting from a Betty Crocker recipe, I made some changes and turned out this quick and easy cobbler with minimal clean up. It made a great breakfast. This recipe will serve 2 or 3 for breakfast. If you are serving it for dessert, plan on this much for 4 pe...
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yum, and links to free classes
In a way, I am one of those people who long for the way things used to be. When you wanted to learn something, you had to find someone who knew what they were doing and was willing to teach you. My mom was a great sewing teac...
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Wore this last night and I love it. Working on the pattern this week
I should call it the infinigan sweater. I have 2 lovely models waiting for their sweaters made of 2 lovely fabrics I bought at Girl Charlie, but I thought I should make another one for myself first to solidify the pattern. I ...
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project quilting prizes
I love sponsoring Project Quilting. I love seeing all of the creativity and beauty created for each challenge. Even if I don't take the time to compete, it inspires me and I like to be involved in it. To launch the new season...
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look at this wonderful slip cover made by a very talented student
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Simplicity 1463 My own private What Not to Wear Episode
This is my muslin. It is always good to have extra fabric if for nothing more than trying out a new pattern. You can see from my notes why I am not modeling this one. I chose Simplicity 1463 because it was listed as one of the top 10 patterns of 2014 by Pat...
This is my muslin. It is always good to have extra fabric if for nothing more than trying out a new pattern. You can see from my notes why I am not modeling this one. I chose Simplicity 1463 because it was listed as one of th...
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Reading and Writing
I like to read what my high school aged kids are reading in school. Some of it is revisiting classics I read at their age, like  To Kill a Mockingbird  and  Brave New World . Then there are those that I missed or weren't classics yet maybe, like  The Power ...
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Have you ever made a half size garment?
Recently, one of the Facebook groups to which I belong had a conversation about pattern illustrations. I was very surprised to learn that most of the gals in that particular group of garment sewing PDF pattern lovers prefer p...
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my fabric library, and a peek at my new bag in waxed cotton in progress
I have been designing and sewing as a business since 2006. You would think I was organized by now. But it is a never ending process. I feel like I am finally finding what will work for me. You will be glad to know that my fab...
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pass it on
There is nothing more elegant than a slipcovered wingback chair. Traditionally, you will see these in linen which is gorgeous. For this class, we chose to use Mattelasse, which is super thick and cozy, like you will want for ...
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Thanks, Caleb, to you for making it so good
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free tutorial
I made this top last night and enjoyed wearing it today. I took a shortcut and raided my stash of thrift store shirts for the back and sleeves, but you could certainly also make this from scratch.   I have been liking mixin...
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Designer, sewing pattern author
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Design and construction of sewn items, Technical Writing
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  • StudioCherie
    Owner, 2006 - present
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Spokane, WA
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Designer, sewing pattern author
Introduction
My name is Cherie. I am the person who rarely orders the same thing twice in a restaurant. Change excites me. You can find me hiking or canoeing the Little Spokane River as much as possible, enjoying the changing seasons. If I am not outside, I am usually at my studio.  I have a list of upcoming projects and a stash of gorgeous prototypes waiting for me to write their patterns and share with you, but often I interrupt myself... That's me: enjoying the journey.
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Find my patterns in the Simplicity catalog and on Craftsy.com
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  • University of Washington
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Female