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United Kingdom
Member since, 10/22/06

Recent Pattern Reviews


Pattern Review 4/22/15 9:03 AM
McCall's - 6972 Men's/Boys' Shirt, Shorts and Pants
As no one has reviewed this pattern, I give a brief warning about this as a learn-to-sew pattern. Basically, very puzzling why this has been called a learn-to-sew pattern. Pants - may have elastic waist, but include mock fly and side seam pockets. The basic pants loved by complete beginners do not... more...
Pattern Review 7/12/14 5:45 AM
Simplicity - 2753 Home Decorating
I am disappointed in these instructions, and think this would be a very poor choice for a beginner. They have not bothered to put the projects in order of difficulty. As quilting can distort the fabric, I think it is better to quilt an area of fabric first, and then cut out the pieces needed from ... more...
Pattern Review 9/26/13 4:39 AM
New Look - 6133 Misses Top, Jacket and Skirts
Were the instructions easy to follow? I was looking forward to receiving this pattern, a notched collar labelled Easy. I assumed it was specially designed with special instructions. Sadly, don't be misled by this label. I'm shocked and disappointed. The pattern includes : - french darts - low in... more...
Pattern Review 7/4/13 8:44 AM
Kwik Sew - 4004
Oh dear, I hope this isn't a sign of how the instructions are going to be now Kwik Sew are with BMV. Kwik Sew used to be famous for their instructions. Not any more, these are truly terrible. One day I'm going to write extended comments for my blog. Meanwhile here's a short version. Two big main... more...
Pattern Review 4/14/11 7:47 AM
Butterick - 5301 Scrubs
Pattern Sizing: Beware the pants. According to the pattern envelope, the XL size fits up to 46 inch hips. But the finished measurement at hip level for size XL printed on the pattern is 44 inches !! Extra odd, as the XL top is 50-1/2 inches at hip level, plus side vents - plenty big enough. Did... more...

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