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Denise Kovnat

Denise Kovnat  star
Member since, 11/29/09

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Pattern Review 11/9/14 1:05 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1348 Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress
Sleeveless dress Sizing was a bit on the small side -- I am a size 10 and I used the size 12 pattern No, but I used a matte cotton fabric rather than a shiny dressy fabric Yes, but this is a pattern for advanced seamstresses I love the style of this pattern and the hidden pockets. Because of the... more...
Pattern Review 11/7/14 3:03 PM
Sewing Workshop - Kinenbi Top & Pants Kinenbi Top & Pants
This pattern is discontinued but is still available on Etsy and other sites. Also, this review is for the top only. A couple of points: First, the pattern is way oversized. I am a size 10 and the pattern size "small" fits me -- and even this is a bit big! Also, the cuffs are very close-fitting and ... more...
Pattern Review 5/30/14 6:19 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8881 Misses Top and Dress
The sizing of this pattern depends upon what fabric you use. In this photo, I used a hand-dyed silk/rayon velvet, and the size is definitely small. At other times, I have used a cotton knit and it came out larger! It's very easy to sew, doesn't use a lot of fabric, and has a nice asymmetrical line.... more...
Pattern Review 5/10/14 10:10 PM
Sewaholic Patterns - 1201 Renfrew Top
I love this pattern! Very simple and easy to follow, plus the design is stylish and graceful. I used version C, which has three-quarter-length sleeves and a cowl neck. I did notice that the cowl is much narrower than in the illustration on the cover of the pattern envelope and I am not quite sure wh... more...
Pattern Review 1/27/14 10:01 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1212 Misses' Coat
This is a gorgeous pattern, well worth the time and effort it took to complete! I love the high collar and the zippered front and pockets, and the 3/4 length is very flattering. I do not like to work straight from commercial fabric -- I will either dye the fabric using a variety of techniques or h... more...

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Handweaver, dyer, handspinner, knitter and seamstress. I like making garments and I sell my work on Etsy and regionally. I also teach weaving, dyeing, and surface-design techniques at Rochester's Weav... more

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