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Helen near Sydney

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New South Wales Australia
Member since, 10/21/05

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Pattern Review 10/4/15 1:50 AM
Burda - 6974 Tops, Shirts, Blouses
Pattern Description: Long-line tunic top with bust ruching and front waterfall, long or no sleeves. Pattern Sizing: I made a size 20 which fits me well. 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, t... more...
Pattern Review 9/16/15 4:20 AM
Butterick - 5819 Misses' Wrap and Cape
Front view of the jacket Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting, single layer (wrong side shows) wrap or cape with collar variations or self-lined hood, flat fell seams, shaped hemline and unfinished edges. I sewed View B, the wrap with asymmetrical collar and button front. The pattern is rate... more...
Pattern Review 8/30/15 3:54 AM
Tessuti - Sydney Jacket Sydney Jacket
This was my last hurrah for winter down here in the southern hemisphere and my first time using a Tessuti pattern. I wanted a casual coat to throw over jeans on the weekend - it doesn't get really cold here on the Central Coast, so this pattern with it's elbow length sleeves for layering looked pe... more...
Pattern Review 8/22/15 6:45 PM
Burda - 6974 Tops, Shirts, Blouses
I recently made this top (see review here) in a polyester/spandex and was really pleased with the result although there were a couple of minor tweaks I wanted to try out. These included adding a bit of 'swing' to the back panel and changing the sleeves to short, puffed sleeves. Full length view of... more...
Pattern Review 8/10/15 1:50 AM
Burda - 6974 Tops, Shirts, Blouses
I chose this pattern for the fitted top, fitted sleeves and loose lower skirt, hopefully a good shape for apples. I read all the reviews on PR and they seemed pretty positive so I decided to make the top out of inexpensive fabric, my muslin. Full length view of the top Side view of the top Patt... more...

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Indygo Junction : IJ740
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