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Pattern Review 12/6/14 4:36 AM
Kwik Sew - 3555 Shirts
Three and a half years after first making this pattern, I have reimagined it as a different kind of shirt. The latest version was inspired by a desire for spring tunics and especially by—of all things—a shirt worn in a rum commercial displayed on a billboard near home (pictured above). Dear reader, ... more...
Pattern Review 11/19/14 5:45 AM
Burda - 8958
Pattern description: An out-of-print pattern from 2000 for pants, a vest and blouse. The pants have straight legs, on-seam pockets and an elasticized waist. The semi-fitted blouse and vest are long-line and sleeveless with bust darts. The blouse also has vertical darts; the vest has patch pockets. ... more...
Pattern Review 10/21/14 1:07 AM
Burda - 7136 Misses blouse
My main review of this pattern is here. This second review is to support my entry in the Natural Fibres competition. I have made a second version of this pattern, the same view as before, and with no fitting or design changes. The blouse is a good fit apart from a slight bubble effect just beyond... more...
Pattern Review 9/28/14 6:05 AM
Folkwear - 142 Old Mexico Dress
Pattern description: A traditional Mexican dress or smock with a round neck, falling from a yoke to below the knee or hip length. The dress has side hem-line slits for wearing ease. Pattern sizing: XSM to 2XL, all on one tissue. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once yo... more...
Pattern Review 9/20/14 11:51 PM
Burda - 7136 Misses blouse
Pattern description: Semi-fitted blouse with yoke, bust darts, vertical darts in the back, sleeves with deep placket and buttoned cuffs. I made view A (illustrated in black and white, bottom right on the pattern envelope). Pattern sizing: US sizes 10-24; European sizes 36-50. I was torn between ma... more...

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