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Pattern Review 4/5/14 4:39 PM
Kwik Sew - 526 Pyjamas
Pattern description: "Ladies' pyjamas have straight sleeves in elbow or wrist length with lace trim. Soft gathers are sewn into the lace-trimmed yoke, which is closed at the neckline with one button ..." I have already made the full-length pants of view B; this review is about the matching top. Pa...more...
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Sewing Tip 3/31/14 6:40 PM
Managing sleeve head fullness
To reduce fullness at the top of a sleeve, stitch your gathering thread between the notches on the tissue, not between the dots (which are placed higher up). This method spreads the gathering rather than concentrating it, and avoids that "puffed sleeve" look while retaining ease in the sleeve head. ...more...
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Pattern Review 3/23/14 3:31 PM
Kwik Sew - 1117 OOP
Pattern description: "Misses' pull-on caftan has a slit at front neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves ... View B has a mandarin collar and is trimmed with ribbons." It also has on-seam pockets, although they are not shown in the diagrams or mentioned in the description. Pattern sizing: Sizes...more...
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Pattern Review 3/16/14 4:43 PM
Kwik Sew - 526 Pyjamas
Pattern description: "Ladies' pyjamas have straight sleeves in elbow or wrist length with lace trim. Soft gathers are sewn into the lace-trimmed yoke, which is closed at the neckline with one button. Both views have elastic-waist bottoms. View A has a pantie bottom with elastic leg." I made the ful...more...
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