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Pattern Review 4/22/15 12:39 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2012-104 blouse with concealed buttons
Pattern Description: plain button up shirt/blouse, with or without button-hiding placket (05-2012-103 doesn't have the placket) cost about 10 English pounds Were the instructions easy to follow? yep, not bad. I got stuck with folding the facings: just could not work out how the buttonholes went. ... more...
Pattern Review 2/7/15 5:34 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 117862-1011 duffel bag, p.65-73
Pattern Description: from the book "Sewing Stylish Handbags and Totes" by Choly Knight: duffel bag, small medium or large, also with animal adaptations (eyes, ears etc). Large bag has 2 zips to close, and outside pockets. I added extra pockets inside and out, D rings, sparkly zip charm, and a key c... more...
Pattern Review 2/7/15 2:49 PM
Serendipity Studio - Sew Serendipity Bag (book green grocery bag
Pattern Description: reusable shopping (tote) bag, in "Sew Serendipity: Bags" book by Whitt. It rolls up inside the elasticated pocket, and has a ribbon wrist strap Pattern Sizing:bags are small, medium and large Did it look like the photo/drawing ? yep. I made the medium size Were the instructi... more...
Pattern Review 12/29/14 1:05 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2012-107 slim pants
Pattern Description: slim fit 7/8 pants with hip pockets Were the instructions easy to follow? I can almost sew these pants with my eyes closed now, I just referred to Claire Shaeffer's fly zip instructions in Couture Sewing Techniques What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern... more...
Pattern Review 12/29/14 11:58 AM
Kwik Sew - 3485 Men Blazers
Pattern Description: man's blazer with pocket options and half-lining Pattern Sizing: Based on his measurements, I cut out a XL, then discovered that other reviewers said this pattern runs big, and sure enough I should've cut the L I fiddled with it to turn the cut pattern into a smaller size, but... more...

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