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Pattern Review 5/24/13 9:34 AM
Simplicity - 2451 Misses' Skirts
I really liked this pattern. It went together beautifully, and is just a cute, swingy skirt. The detail of the tabs at the top is cute. I pre-washed my fabric, and then went by the pattern measurements and cut a 10. (I pretty much wear a straight 8 in RTW). But then after piecing the back and the f...more...
1 comments
 
Pattern Review 5/9/13 10:59 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 295082-1000 Crafty.com Jewelry Wallet
I think this is a great little item, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend the pattern. I found the instructions to be really lacking in many ways, and the illustrations a bit useless. I've made lots of little bags, so I was able to figure it out. And there are enough tutorials on Youtube and other p...more...
1 comments
 
Pattern Review 3/23/13 10:39 PM
Butterick - 3782 Babies' dress, hat, jacket
I made this little dress for a friend's three month old. They are attending a few crawfish boils in the next few months. I used a quilting cotton for the main body of the dress, and scrap quilting cottons for the applique and contrast trims. I added the 3 1/2 inch border to the bottom (not extendi...more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/23/13 8:55 AM
No Pattern Used - Brian Remlinger\'s Earbud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3zDM7rC0vA
Believe it or not, these adorable little earbud cases are super easy using the method created by Brian Remlinger of Brian sews. Here is the link for his YouTube video, which I recommend watching in it's entirety before starting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3zDM7rC0vA. I made my first one, st...more...
5 comments
 
Pattern Review 10/18/12 6:31 PM
Simplicity - 2600 Quilted Travel Accessories
This is a great pattern. There is nothing difficult about the construction, very straightforward. I am a quilter, so I spent most of my time quilting my fabric before assembling it. You want to cut the pieces larger (about an inch all the way around), and then cut them to the precise measurements ...more...
3 comments
 
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