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CathyWeeks  star
Minnesota USA
Member since, 9/5/08

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Pattern Review 10/30/12 7:36 PM
No Pattern Used - Online Tutorial MMMCrafts Basic Messenger Bag
Pattern Description: Here is the tutorial: Basic Messenger Bag Tutorial Just a basic messenger bag. Every year, I make a matching trick-or-treat bag out of leftover fabric from my daughter's costume. Normally, I make it up as I go along, but this year, I wanted to do something a bit more ... we...more...
Pattern Review 10/28/12 9:21 PM
McCall's - 5499 Medieval Dress
Edit 1: I created a matching treat bag/messenger bag out of leftover fabric. You can see the Treat Bag review here. Edit 2: I blogged about the dress, HERE. Lots more pictures and stories. ;-) Pattern Description: This is a costume pattern with several variations of medieval dresses. It has a ch...more...
Pattern Review 1/2/11 12:51 PM
Kwik Sew - 3504
Pattern Description: Men's jeans, with flared and straight leg variations. I made the straight leg version. Pattern Sizing: S-M-L-XL-XXL (sizes fit 28-46" waists). Like most KS patterns, this one is generous in the sizing. I highly recommend that you find a pair of RTW jeans in your collection ...more...
Pattern Review 11/29/10 5:26 PM
Kwik Sew - 2863 Women Nightgowns
Edit: I added a pic of my mother-in-law modeling the nightgown, and further sizing information. Pattern Description: Plus-size nightgown, with two styles of neckline (rounded or v-neck), and two styles of arms (sleeveless or long, gathered sleeves). I made view A, V-neck with long sleeves. Patte...more...
Pattern Review 11/29/10 5:21 PM
Kwik Sew - 3028 Sweatshirt
Pattern Description: Edit: Added pic of sweatshirt actually on my father-in-law in the sizing section below. Two styles of sweatshirts/sweatpants: View A is a plain/standard pull-over with ribbing at the neck, cuffs, and waist. The bottom of the pants have elastic. View B is a zippered hoodie wit...more...
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