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Pattern Review 7/9/10 9:31 PM
Kwik Sew - 2874 Misses' Top Raglan sleeve
Pattern Description: The tops are designed for stretch knits only with a 25% stretch across the grain. We suggest using interlock, jersey, stretch velour, textured knits, stretch velvet, stretch lace and stretch terry. These Misses' tops feature raglan sleeves. View A has a round neckline with a ... more...
Pattern Review 6/25/10 12:30 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2009-110 Silk Tunic
Pattern Description: New tunics are transforming their image from beach wear to city styles. Pattern Sizing: 36 - 44; I morphed between a 36 and 38. By the way, is anyone as frustrated as I am about the new Burda site? I can't find photos, line drawings (except a select few), magazine archives o... more...
Pattern Review 6/4/10 3:38 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2010-124 Jerkin/Vest
Pattern Description: Double is better, and this long jerkin/vest with mock waistcoat front proves the point! Pattern Sizing: 34 - 42. I cut a 36 but ended up sizing down to 34. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the change... more...
photo Sewing Tip 6/4/10 1:56 PM
Welts and flaps, Judy Barlup style
I've been experimenting with Judy Barlup's style of making welts and flap pockets and really like the bulk-free result of her method. I found a step-by-step tutorial on this web site. This gives you the dimensions of the pocket pieces, all based on the size of your finished welt. I first copied the ... more...
Pattern Review 4/25/10 10:03 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2009-123 Carrot Pants
Pattern Description: Carrot trousers/pants are back in a more modern version. Still ankle-length and cut wide at the hips, ours sport a wide yoke and inverted box pleats. This style was designed exclusively for tall sizes! My note: Even though I knew this was more suited to tall, willowy ladies (w... more...

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