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Michigan USA
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Pattern Review 3/8/12 3:38 PM
Kwik Sew - 3463 Tunic
When I bought this lovely lycra knit fabric at Haberman's in Roayl Oak, MI, I thought this was black and white. Hmmm, foiled by that real dark navy syndrome! Nevertheless, this is a great tunic top pattern -- easy to make and very detailed instructions. I cut the pattern a bit larger than a large...more...
Pattern Review 3/8/12 3:49 PM
McCall's - 6118 Misses' Tunics and Sash
In spite of all my good intentions, I still made this top the exact opposite to the pattern sketch! The fabric is the softest of crinkle cotton, and it has a lavendar on lavendar paisley design, almost like a jacquard -- woven throughout. I made a size 16 after reading other PR friends comments. ...more...
Pattern Review 3/8/12 3:22 PM
Butterick - 5034 Shirt and Tank Top
This is the second time I've made this pattern up (see my review of a black plaid wool challis). This time I had a large piece of blue lightweight wool, probably a wool flannel. I decided to wash the whole piece to see what would happen -- wow! The fabric took on a wool crepe look, and was so muc...more...
Pattern Review 3/8/12 3:17 PM
Simplicity - 2560 Misses Knit Cardigans
Pattern Description: Knit cardigan, suitable for stretch knits only. Pattern Sizing: Sizes 16-24, I made size 18 With a serger, the right thread (including some wooly nylon in the upper looper), this top was a breeze to make. I bought a deep blue/purple jersey knit from The Sewing Studio, a lovel...more...
Pattern Review 3/8/12 1:05 PM
Butterick - 5468 Jacket
I wanted a long jacket to wear with jeans and decided to give this pattern a whirl. It went together very easily using a size 18. I ended up re-doing the back center seam and removing about 1"; I also gave the shoulder seam a little more downward slope. I found some cool black and white dotted fa...more...
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