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Member since, 1/19/03

Recent Pattern Reviews


Pattern Review 3/7/11 4:25 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 2948-1001 Mondo Guerra Skirt - Copy
Pattern Description: This is a copy of Mondo Guerra's design of a houndstooth-patterned skirt shown in one of the challenges of 'Project Runway'. I started out with a high-waisted pencil skirt pattern such as the front piece of 02-2011-103 and adapted it to my needs. Click here to see a sketch. Th... more...
Pattern Review 7/30/06 4:21 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 2948-1000 Beach Bag
When I finished the Amy Butler bag I had still quite a lot of fabric left, knowing I wouldn't go through the effort of beading or doing another small bag with it again. Nonetheless, I decided to make a big beach tote. Since I had some leftover bed quilt and never tried quilting before, I thought th... more...
Pattern Review 7/28/06 4:56 PM
Amy Butler - AB011MA Madison Bag - Uptown Bag
Pattern Description: Downtown purse and clutch, uptown handbag and fabric flowers for accessorizing. Elegant and fashionable purse and handbag designs at home in the penthouse or on the pavement! An updated take on 40's style. I did the downtown purse with some changes, see below. Did it look lik... more...
Pattern Review 9/25/05 7:35 AM
Patrones Magazine - No. 207/52 April 2003 Tulip/Balloon Dress
Pattern Description: Long casual dress, plain bodice with the skirt part in 8 gores in a tulip/balloon shape. Pattern Sizing: 40-44-48 (European sizing) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, I would say soo. Were the instructions easy ... more...
Pattern Review 8/13/05 10:26 AM
Threads Magazine - #119 - June/July '05 3-Hour-Scarf
Pattern Description: Basically, loads of 3-4" wide bias stripes stitched/overlocked (serged) together to form a parallelogram worn as shawl/scarf. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well, considering my bias stripes were wider (ca. 5") and... more...

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