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Posted on: 3/6/04 9:59 AM
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I learned this tip way back when. When selecting patterns, look for the photographs, not the drawings, of the finished garment. Oft times, the drawings are how the designer HOPES they turn out and not how they REALLY are.

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Shellia said... (5/1/05 6:41 AM) Reply
The line drawings give me the best idea of what the garment will be like.
simplysew said... (3/17/04 3:11 AM) Reply
great advise! I will definatly start doing this when shopping for patterns. thanx
Annette H said... (3/7/04 3:16 PM) Reply
Interesting advice! I love artistic drawings - they inspire me to get started. But you're probably right, photos are more accurate.
Cinderella said... (3/7/04 7:51 AM) Reply
Absolutely agree! I've made things based on the drawing and even went by the suggested fabrics and the garment may not necessarily look or drape quite the same!
 
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