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Pattern Review 12/28/13 9:43 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8962 Misses' Tunic, Skirt and Pants
Pattern Description: From Pattern: Pullover top has yoke back, bias back extending to side front, no side seams, and shaped hemline, wrong side shows. Pattern Sizing: 8-24 in 2 groupings. I used the smaller size grouping, but laid my own TNT T-shirt pattern over the pieces for this top and adjus...more...
Pattern Review 12/28/13 8:47 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1378 Misses' Top and Pants
Pattern Description: From the pattern: Tapered, below waist (front) pants have seam detail, overlapped lower sides, and topstitching. Close-fitting, no side seams. The seaming details is what MAKES this pattern! They also have a slight flare at the ankle, along with an overlapped slit from mid-c...more...
Pattern Review 12/28/13 8:19 PM
Vogue Patterns - 2971 MISSES' TOP AND SKIRT
Pattern Description: Flared skirt (really more of an unusual "lantern" shape, ankle length, with both elastic and zipper at the waist (zipper is not really necessary), pockets, and mixed fabrics. Pattern Sizing: LARGE! 6-22, in 3 different size mixes. My measurements called for a size 16; I mad...more...
Pattern Review 10/25/13 5:11 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1356 Misses' Duster and Pants
Pattern Description: (from pattern envelope) "Very loose-fitting, unlined duster has optional shoulder pads, bias, two-piece sleeves with stitched hem, turn-back cuff, side slits, bias placket and snap closing." My notes: Surprise! A pattern described as "very loose-fitting" by Vogue is actually...more...
Pattern Review 10/25/13 4:22 PM
Center for Pattern Design - CB Bolero CB Bolero
Pattern Description: (from pattern) "Inspired by Balenciaga's bull fighter's bolero, this jacket has a collar that morphs into the front making it appear that the jacket is a folded circle. But in reality, it has set-in sleeves, back shoulder darts and is not reversible to wear but is best done wi...more...
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