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If you had two or three hours and wanted to sew a garment from start to finish
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Date: 10/17/10 4:21 PM

If you had two or three hours and wanted to sew a garment from start to finish, what pattern would you recommend?
Because when I have a block of time, it would be nice to complete a project, just so I feel like I've accomplished something.

What do you recommend?

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Date: 10/17/10 4:28 PM

I'm slow and fiddly so I'd do a straight pencil skirt in a beefy double knit. With an elastic waist.

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Date: 10/17/10 4:45 PM

Butterick 5101 skirt or Jalie scarf tie top. Those are my votes for super quick and easy, but cute and stylish.

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Date: 10/17/10 5:11 PM

T-shirt or pull-on elastic waist pants. There are literally dozens of patterns like this in the catalogs. Pick something you like, maybe something with a quick dress and a quickie cardigan as well.

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Date: 10/17/10 5:44 PM

I have several A-line skirts (without darts) that were instant gratification projects. I self-drafted the pattern based on measurements. All you need to draft the pattern is measure hips, waist (where you want it to sit) and the length between waist and hip before drafting a simple skirt.....two pattern pieces. I sew up the seams, insert zipper and use bias strip waist band. It's REALLY fast and is a very versatile skirt. In three hours, you could make a few skirts. Gypsy tiered skirts are fast, too.

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Date: 10/17/10 6:55 PM

I would sew a tee shirt.

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Date: 10/17/10 7:09 PM

I'd probably make another version of my favorite TNT elastic-waist Burda skirt -- 3152. It has a beautiful fit (gently hugs the hips, then drapes out nicely) and is quick and easy.

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Date: 10/18/10 9:30 PM

Well, I just did this. I had three pairs of pullon pants cut out, along with a t-shirt and finished two pair of pants and the t-shirt. KwikSew Master Pattern T-shirt and Master Pattern pants. Once you get in a groove, it takes very little time.

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Date: 10/19/10 1:09 AM

I would sew up either 3 pairs of kwik sew 2811 flannel PJ pants, OR 2 Simplicity 5151 reversible purses. The purses might be more like 4 hours, but if I make them not reversible, I could do it in under 3...
I'm all in for the instant gratification projects... This is why I never stuck with Crocheting! LOL

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Date: 10/19/10 1:26 AM

Butterick 5247...can be anything from a T shirt to a dress...

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