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Pattern Review 7/25/13 0:04 AM
McCall's - 3252 (Vintage)
Pattern Description: "Misses' and Junior Dress - Recommended for Knits. High waisted dress in two lengths, has back zipper. Long sleeves have elastic in wrist casings. A has bound collar; C has purchased ruffle. D has stitch trimmed contrast collar, ribbon trim." Pattern Sizing: My copy was a size...more...
Pattern Review 7/5/13 8:13 PM
New Look - 6939 Misses Tops
Pattern Description: "Misses Tunic or Top with Neckline and Sleeve Variations" Pattern Sizing: 8-18; I made a size 10 but would probably do an 8 next time. This pattern has 7" of ease, which is a bit much even for a swingy top! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you w...more...
Pattern Review 6/28/13 3:00 PM
Simplicity - 4923 Men's Costume
Pattern Description: Don't let the tacky costume-y envelope patterns fool you -- this coat pattern is actually a great place to start for making a historical turn-of-the-18th-century justaucorps, the kind of huge-skirted coat that one associates with the end of the Golden Age of Piracy or the end o...more...
Pattern Review 6/14/13 2:55 PM
Simplicity - 5006 Misses' Lingerie
This is labeled as a lingerie/costume pattern, but I used it to make my best friend's wedding dress. It was my first time sewing a corset and making something this complex to fit someone who wasn't around for fittings, so it was a nerve-wracking (but ultimately very fulfilling) experience! Pattern ...more...
Pattern Review 5/16/13 9:10 PM
Cake patterns - 0144 Tiramisu Knit Dress
Pattern Description: "Knit knee-length dress with front surplice (mock wrap) neckline, short kimono sleeves and an easily customizable midriff section. The skirt features in-seam pockets and falls in the soft folds of a vintage half-circle skirt. The pattern includes optional stripes placement guid...more...
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