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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Lois Ericson patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 1/5/08 11:55 AM

I belong to the Vogue Fashion Fabric swatch club and recently got my early spring 2008 swatch book. They feature a top I found interesting, Lois Ericson #337. So of course, the first thing I do is come to PR to see if that pattern's been reviewed. Well now, I can't see that any Lois Ericson patterns have ever been reviewed. I find that mighty hard to believe, so I figure I'm not looking for the right search terms or the right pattern company or something of the kind. Help!

BTW, here's a link to the website: http://www.designandsew.com/patterns.html.

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Date: 1/5/08 12:15 PM

Over on the left of the screen, there's an "Advanced Search" link. If you click on it, a pulldown list of patterns shows up, and Design and Sew is one of them. It turns out that quite a few have been reviewed--but not recently.

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Date: 1/5/08 12:30 PM

I Have several of these patterns I did make one that is nolonger available. It was a long tunic (knee length) I wore it to a wedding several years ago. I did modify this pattern for a summer shirt making it short sleeve and a hidden placket.

The thing about these patterns is that you are the designer and the instructions a limited assume you know how to sew.

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Date: 1/5/08 5:36 PM

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If you click on it, a pulldown list of patterns shows up, and Design and Sew is one of them.

Thanks! I knew it had to be something like that. I was looking for "Lois Ericson".

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Date: 1/5/08 5:51 PM

You really need to do a muslin with this line. I tried #320 a couple of years ago and it was big and shapeless on me. She's very creative and does classes with Marcy Tilton.

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Date: 1/5/08 6:05 PM

Take Peggy's advice to heart - you really, really need to do a muslin with her patterns - you might come across a review I wrote for a jacket which was not a good thing

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Date: 1/5/08 10:28 PM

I made the Kimono Encore vest, and went by the finished garment measurements, not the measurement chart on the pattern. If I had, I would have made a L, but fortunately had read on PR that the pattern line runs really, REALLY big, so I measured first. I made an XS, I think. And some of the pattern markings were wrong (the bust darts ended up around my waist!), so beware! I suggest you start at the shoulder seam when you fit the pattern.

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Date: 1/5/08 11:07 PM

I made a few. Never wore any of them. HUGEmongous, as already pointed out, even when you make the smallest one.
And lots of confusion in sewing them, and then they didn't look all that great for the amount of work. Too crafty, or something...hard to explain....

I stopped trying, and here and there incorported an inspiring idea instead, which was much more successful for me.

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