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Date: 6/7/03 6:57 PM

What pattern have you made the most?  Why do you like it?  How many times have you made it?

I have sewn KS 2315 at least 30 times.  I have all the sizes traced, I've used the girl's and boy's versions.  Twice a year I make 6 new sets of pajamas assembly line style.  I haven't made as many for dd, because she didn't wear pajamas for a couple of years, slept in her clothes instead.  I also use this as a basic t shirt pattern, even though I have the KS Toddler's book, so I make it up to go with overalls, etc.  

Can you believe I have never reviewed this one??   :)

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Date: 6/7/03 10:17 PM

The Green Pepper polar fleece sock pattern and the polar fleece hat pattern tie for favorite/most made pattern  I have used them at least 100 times (I am not kidding) and see another 100 coming up this winter!  A free pattern I downloaded from Macaffee site for mittens has been used 30 or 40 times!   These never go out of style and are always useful and have every size from infant to "big ole man foot" sizes in the sock pattern!

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Date: 6/8/03 1:56 PM

I have not made any particular pattern too many times - twice is the record, I think.  (Well, I did do the Green Pepper fleece socks 3 times, in 3 different sizes.)  However, I have made a simple 4-gore elastic waist skirt a couple of times, out of 2 different rayon prints.  It is one of the Simplicity "It's so Easy" patterns (no longer on their website).  And believe it or not, I almost always get compliments on them.  One was done with a matching top (as a 2-piece dress).  Anyway, it confirms my belief that the fabric makes the difference.  A simple pattern in a nice fabric is as effective as a more complicated pattern!

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Date: 6/8/03 3:07 PM

One of my current all-time favorites is Butterick 3163, which I have reviewed on this site and made many times. It's OOP under this number but it has been reissued. I like it because it's a basic skirt for "soft" fabrics but is not voluminous. I have modified it to a "one seam" version, so it's a no-brainer to make.

Another fave is Vogue 7333, which is Sandra Betzina's version of a basic pencil skirt.

I like the Kinenbi pant from the Sewing Workshop. I have "one seamed" it as well, so it's a quick pattern for elastic waist pants and capris.

Butterick 3124, another Sandra Betzina, is a nice basic knit top pattern I go back to again and again.

I have only made the full twin set once but I really like Kwik Sew's 2948. I can see making this up over and over. The shell top is simple and quick, and attractive on its own.

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Date: 6/8/03 6:04 PM

I've used the KS scrubs pattern to make work clothes so many times, I've lost count.  Now that my daughter is a nursing major, I'm making it twice as often.

Louise Cutting's Perfect Blouse and the Textile Studio Soho Pants are close seconds in the numbers race.  The fact that I use any pattern more than once is truly a compliment to it; I love trying new patterns.  Using one more than once must mean I really love it.

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Date: 6/8/03 6:06 PM

Mine would have to be Christine Jonson Taper/Wide Leg Pant, #824, and Sandra Betzina Today's Fit Pants, Vogue #7027.
Why? Great fit and instructions on both!  The CJ's have become my standard knit pull on pants pattern.  I've made them in various sizes to get different looks, and I plan to make shorts in the wide leg version.  The SB pattern took very little alteration, and all you have to do for a RTW look is add beltloops.   :D

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Date: 6/8/03 6:59 PM

For pants, CJ's taper pants.  I think I've made about a dozen pairs.  Quick and easy to make.  Best fitting pants pattern I have (other than my custom one).

Next, is the TS Brussel's skirt.  Just made #8 (I think) yesterday.  Plus, I'm going to use it to make a variation I saw in Nordstorm's catalog.  I just need to find an appropriately light weight linen from my stash. Another quick and easy one that fits well and looks good dressed up or down.

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Date: 6/8/03 9:14 PM

kwiksew sweatpants

Basic pant pattern for boys/girls.  I've lost count.


I've also made at least 40 of these kwik sew skating dress  but that doesn't really count because I make them for costume carnivals.

Strangely, I'm having a hard time thinking of a pattern that I've made for myself that I've made more than once.  I keep intending on finding the perfect pant, and then never worrying about fitting each time, but it doesn't seem to happen.

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Date: 6/8/03 9:51 PM

Great topic. Every time I read that someone made something like 5 things from one pattern I am in awe! Since I've not been sewing that long I dont have a pattern from which I've made that many pieces but as I am discovering my style and comfort level I do have a few favorites which I have also made more than 2-3 times.

Burda 3216 (one seam pants) Photo

Kwik sew 3115 (yoga pants)   - I've made this thrice in cotton/lycra and once in Malden Mills Power Dry and I love each pair. I recently tweaked this pattern to a no side seam so the construction is even faster!

Butterick 6843 - I've tweaked this pattern to make many lounge pants for DH and my brothers in law.

One pattern which I've made twice only so far but I can see myself making these many more times is Textile Studio Santa Monica Tee because it fits me well and is a very quick construction.

If you see all the above patterns you'll see that they are my favorites for two main reasons : Quick and easy construction and Well fitting garment. As I am learning more and more I am realising the value of fitting one pattern and going from there.

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Date: 6/9/03 9:55 AM

Good point Deepika! Having some good basic patterns can save so much time. Of course, this doesn't stop me from buying new ones.  :0

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