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Auntie Allyn

Auntie Allyn  star
Virginia USA
Member since, 3/18/08

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Pattern Review 12/5/10 6:41 PM
HotPatterns - 1098 Boudoir of Bliss Buckingham Beauty Nightgown & Nightshirt
I was inspired to try this pattern by Michelle P's recent review. I've had this pattern in the stash for a while and decided to use some boldly-printed quilting-weight cotton, using the wrong-side of the fabric for the cuffs, collar and front placket (as Michelle P had done). Pattern Description...more...
Pattern Review 11/28/10 4:30 PM
Butterick - 5571 Misses' Robe, Belt, Top, Gown and Pants
I recently picked up this new pattern during a recent sale. Haven't made any nightwear in a while, so I was very pleased to join a Thanksgiving weekend jammies sew-along with several of my internet friends. Pattern Description: From the pattern envelope: "Very loose-fitting gown, below mid-ca...more...
Pattern Review 8/3/10 8:16 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1192 Misses' Dress
I was very intrigued by this new Vogue pattern, but was a little turned-off when I realized it called for a lining . . . which increases construction time as well as the cost. So I decided to try it out of a knit fabric (the pattern calls for wovens). Son-of-a-gun, I think it WORKS!! Pattern Desc...more...
Pattern Review 7/18/10 9:28 AM
Style - 1125 - OOP Easy Dress
I've had this vintage pattern from 1987 in my collection for a while . . . it finally worked its way to the top of the stack (and I'm so glad it did). Pattern Description: From the envelope -- "Raglan sleeved dress has elasticized waist with straight skirt" Pattern Sizing: This pattern had size...more...
Pattern Review 7/15/10 9:10 AM
HotPatterns - 1111 Kaleidoscope Top
Pattern Description: From the envelope: "Relaxed-fit pull-on top has a straight, tunic-style silhouette and an underbust seam. Asymmetric front top has a side-front opening and can be worn open or buttoned closed." Pattern Sizing: Multisized, from 6-26; I cut a size 10. Did it look like the ph...more...
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I started hand-sewing Barbie dresses when I was about 7 years old. Mom taught me to how to use the sewing machine about three years later, when I wanted to make a little outfit for my new baby sister...more

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