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Karen Bowers

Karen Bowers  star

Member since, 1/21/02

Recent Pattern Reviews

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Pattern Review 1/23/04 9:46 PM
Loes Hinse Designs - 5201 Sweater Set
oh gosh, how many times have i sewn this up? i've made at least 5 cardigans and probably 5 or 6 shells. it's a very elegantly simple pattern that works up beautifully. how loose and relaxed a knit fits into just how deep a v is created in the shell -- sweaterknits are a little lower, but a good c... more...
Pattern Review 1/23/04 9:17 PM
Loes Hinse Designs - 5007 Gore Skirt
many have already reviewed this great skirt pattern. after seeing gore skirts in all the stores and reading feature articles in both threads and sewnews, i decided it was time to get this pattern. the pattern includes 3 pieces -- the gore for the 4 gore skirt, the gore which is slightly tuliped sh... more...
Pattern Review 7/25/03 6:58 PM
Kwik Sew - Sewing for Baby pants
7/25 i added photos that show the pants i made and the matching rompers also from the book. the rompers took a more time to make than the pants, but man, they're cute! i used snaps from snap source. i've been using the kwik sew books for a few years now. i own all their books from sewing for bab... more...
Pattern Review 6/28/03 6:24 PM
Kwik Sew - 3032 Skirt with Flounce
No one has reviewed the view A top, so I thought I’d be the first. I needed a sleeveless top to wear at the YMCA. I knew there were yoga top patterns available, but I wanted to use my stash patterns. My first gym shirt was Loes Hinse’s shell from her twinset pattern; it turned out nicely (what a... more...
Pattern Review 4/20/03 8:20 PM
Kwik Sew - sewing for toddlers sewing for toddlers
i've used this book so many times i've lost count as to how many garments i've made for my boys. pants, shorts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, tshirts, jackets, jumpsuits (during my older boy's infamous "poop art" phase, i specially created Poop Art Deterrent Jumpsuits with no snap crotches and buttons d... more...

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