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Alberta CANADA
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Pattern Review 7/9/10 1:31 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2010-133 Girl's Dress
Note: the pattern photo above says "polo shirt" but the little girl's dress on the left is the original dress in Burda magazine. Pattern Description: Comfortable, fun sun dress. Pattern Sizing: I made my dd a 110 which is slightly big for her but I'd like it to last more than one season! Did i... more...
Pattern Review 12/14/09 10:46 AM
Burda - 9564 Child's dress
Edited on Dec. 12 to change photo. Pattern Description: Child's dress Pattern Sizing: Sizes 92-122 or 2 to 7 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes. If I'd read them. Put the zipper in before the... more...
Pattern Review 7/9/09 11:49 PM
Kwik Sew - 2422 Girls Swimsuits -
Pattern Description: Girls Swimwear, sizes 4-7 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. My dd is four and this is 5th swimsuit I've sewn for her. I had a KS pattern in similar style that wen... more...
Pattern Review 7/6/09 1:06 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 01-2009-126 Jacket
Pattern Description: Burda describes this coat as a parka but to me it's a waterproof jacket with nylon lining. Pattern Sizing: The smallest size is a 38 so I needed to adjust down to approximately a size 36. Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were decent but I knew I need... more...
Pattern Review 8/17/09 3:11 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2009-116 Dress
In my second attempt, I used "fine" stretch fabric as suggested in the pattern rather than jersey. The jersey looked too casual (see below). In the new edition, I used a purple netting-type knit and a pink lining. The purple has a a bit of a tie-dye effect so the pink lining shows through, to acc... more...

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