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Pattern Review 3/25/14 10:15 AM
McCall's - 5643 Retro Aprons-Barbara Brunson
Pattern Description: Retro styled aprns in three different design. Pattern Sizing: S.M and L (who knew aprons had more than one size?) I made a "L" based on my measurements. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Were the instructions ea... more...
Pattern Review 12/21/13 10:55 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8877 Misses Top
Pattern Description: (From pattern envelope): "Loose-fitting, pullover top has narrow hem". Basically it's a "spliced" dolman sleeved top. Pattern Sizing: Lrg to XXL (but available in smaller sizes). I made a Large and I'm a size 16 Australian RTW clothing (on average). Did it look like the photo... more...
Pattern Review 10/5/13 9:05 PM
Burda Plus Fashion Magazine - 09-2010-418 Autumn/winter 2010 Jeans/pants
Pattern Description: (From magazine): "...straight, narrow black jeans that make the wearer look taller". I picked this because it appeared to be a relatively simple straight leg jeans pattern. Pattern Sizing: Burda sizes (plus) 44-54, equivalent (according to Burda) : US 14-26 (? I think, the cha... more...
Pattern Review 8/18/13 9:33 AM
Kwik Sew - 2643 Misses' Tops
I thought I would write a separate review here for my floral version as I have already updated my original review several times. Also I rated this "Easy and great for beginners" in my previous review, which is still mostly true as like all the Kwik Sew pattern's I've tried so far it has excellent in... more...
Pattern Review 8/15/13 10:49 PM
Kwik Sew - 2643 Misses' Tops
Update : Just thought I'd include a few shots of the other versions I made - brown striped cowl neck and Blue Cowl neck version. For the cowl necks I widened the neck bands substantially - up to 8 inches for the blue version, a little less for the striped (sorry didn't write it down). You can read a... more...

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