|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 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...
I "started" sewing when I was in elementary school, when my seamstress mother showed me how to sew straight lines on our Singer. I only ever made beanbags, pillowcases, and one giant stuffed carrot be...more
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