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West Virginia
Member since, 1/19/07

Recent Pattern Reviews

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Pattern Review 5/20/08 8:10 PM
Other - 9224 Vintage Marian Martin Pattern
Pattern Description: A vintage Marian Martin mail-order pattern for a two-piece dress. Shell top with princess seams and a slim skirt. Key selling points: the faux-belt on the lower edge of the top. Pattern Sizing:B38, sized down to B36. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope ...more...
Pattern Review 1/20/08 7:33 PM
Other - 5877 Vintage shirtwaist
Pattern Description: This is a Simplicity full-skirted or slim-skirted shirtwaist, copyright 1965, procured for me by a dear friend from a church sale. The full skirt is softly pleated rather than gathered. I like the silhouette of a mid-60s shirtwaist, because the skirt is a few inches shorter tha...more...
Pattern Review 8/26/07 7:27 PM
Vogue Patterns - 5410 Early 60's Housecoat/Tunic
Pattern Description: An early-60s housecoat/tunic bought from Pattern Sizing: Sub-teen (which I am not - see Pattern Alterations). Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Please note that the housecoat does have six butt...more...
Pattern Review 6/1/07 10:15 PM
McCall's - 7316 Vintage 1964 Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' and juniors' 1964 shift with collar and deep V-neckline. Pattern Sizing:Old size 14, Bust 34 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?It did! Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but I do have to say that vint...more...
Pattern Review 3/15/07 7:55 PM
Simplicity - 5092 Mod-style dress
Pattern Description: This is an OOP shift pattern from 2004, bought on eBay. There are six different styles, each more swingin' than the last. I made Views D and F. View D has a contrast yoke and pocket trim, and F has a contrast neckline and front center stripe. Here is a picture of view F. Patte...more...
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