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Pattern Review 2/21/10 5:30 AM
Simplicity - 4076 Misses Knit Tops
Pattern Description: Misses' knit tops with a choice of three versions: cross-over style, front-knot style, or gathers-at-the-front style. Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8-24. I made a 12/14. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made view A ... more...
Pattern Review 10/5/08 7:12 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2897 Misses Jacket
I'll be going to a pre-Christmas evening function in a couple of months. Even though the weather in Australia will be warm, the evenings will still be cool so I need a smart, lightweight jacket to wear with jeans. I chose this pattern. The main photo shows the top-stitching and the interesting slee... more...
Pattern Review 10/3/08 9:58 AM
Butterick - 5185 Top
This review is for a series of tops I made for my friend Gayle, who is modelling in the photos. Gayle chose this pattern from reviews previously posted on Pattern Review as one that she particularly liked and thought would be different and flattering. Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover,... more...
Pattern Review 9/20/08 8:20 AM
McCall's - 5239 Perfect Fit Pants
I have never sewn pants before as I've never needed to. I've only ever worn dresses to work and I live in jeans outside of work. I was invited to a recent function where jeans would have been inappropriate, so I decided to make a pair of dress pants. I remembered Clin's review that she posted earlie... more...
Pattern Review 8/30/08 8:32 AM
Kwik Sew - 2962 Misses Swimsuit
After seeing the swimsuits I've been making for myself and wearing to swimming training, which I've reviewed here, my swimming club-mate Lesley approached me to make her some swimsuits. Lesley has a similar long body to me and has been dissatisfied with the swimsuits available to her in shops as wel... more...

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In a previous life, I was a school principal. Now I work in evaluation. I make all my own clothes with the exception of sporting clothes like shorts and T-shirts. When I travel, I look in fabric shops... more

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