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Denise Kovnat

Denise Kovnat  star
Member since, 11/29/09

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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...
Pattern Review 3/26/10 7:26 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8088 MISSES' VEST AND JACKET
I made this vest to donate to an auction for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and I'm a bit disappointed. The problem: This was the first time I made this pattern and also the first time I've sewn with silk organza. My main problem was in cutting out the pattern pieces: the organza is very slip... more...
Pattern Review 3/5/10 10:33 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8430 Marcy Tilton jacket
Pattern Description: Marcy Tilton jacket Pattern Sizing: Medium to large Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really, because I didn't follow her embellishment instructions. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but, again, I didn'... 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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