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Lena Merrin

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Pattern Review 7/16/13 0:25 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 167133-1001 Jackie coat
Pattern Description: --This pattern IS available for sale-- A very flattering short coat. It features a forgiving A-line silhouette, stand up collar, 3/4 raglan sleeves with turn-ups, an asymmetrical button closure, single welt pockets and bound buttoonholes. Pattern Sizing: This is a multi-sized...more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/7/12 0:25 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2010-114 Boxy top
A good fit, nice shirt pattern as usual. Suits all shirtings, no stretch required. I traced a wrong collar and ended up with a seventies feel, but I don't mind :) No waist darts front or back, so belt is needed, otherwise from the back it looks like a tent. I have also put a pocket on a different s...more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 5/19/12 8:56 PM
Burda - 7579 PANTSUIT
I made a jacket only and quite satisfied with general fit. I used stretch denim, but the fit would be fine in non-stretch also. I have found pockets to be rather strangely located - very close to CF. Also pocket flaps appear to be too short for pocket openings, but it might be my error in tracing. ...more...
7 comments
 
Pattern Review 4/25/12 11:05 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2010-115
Pretty simple yet elegant shorts, pleated front, turn-ups, shaped waistband, belt loops, side pockets and single welt back pockets. Contents of the fabric I used are unknown to me, but I was told it was a woollen suiting. This fabric has a very soft feel, beautiful drape, some body and two way stre...more...
9 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/2/11 5:19 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 03-2009-106 Drawstring neck blouse
Pattern Description: Fitted blouse, 3/4 sleeve with cuffs, button front, interesting collar/yoke detail. Drawstring V-neck, gathers replace bust dart. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, exactly Were the instructions easy to follow? I...more...
4 comments
 
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