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photo Pattern Review 8/8/13 10:25 PM
Simplicity - 2166 Clutch Bags
This pattern was great! I needed a bag to match a pair of shoes I was wearing to a wedding and this one fit the bill. I used view C, but I left off the studs. I just wanted a plain front on my bag. Be sure to check your pattern, because I didn't need all the fabric it called for. In terms of int...more...
 
 
Pattern Review 4/30/13 2:18 AM
Colette Patterns - 1025 Laurel
Loved this pattern! I made mine with stretch pima cotton Missoni print fabric from Elliott Berman on top and I used plain white stretch pima cotton for the underlining. The bias binding is plain store-bought bias binding. The pattern is well drafted and very very easy. It's three pieces total -- f...more...
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photo Pattern Review 4/19/13 0:16 AM
New Look - 6808 Misses Easy Tops
I've made two of these tops now, the collared version and the collarless version. The collared version seen in my photo is made of some vaguely stretchy cotton poplin. The pattern is very easy to use and the instructions are great to follow. I made one major alteration. The pattern calls for a si...more...
3 comments
 
photo Pattern Review 3/11/13 11:50 PM
Butterick - 5649
This pattern was wonderfully easy to sew. I made version A, which is an a-line skirt with buttons up the front. The pattern recommends waistband interfacing, which I had to order, but was super cheap and easy to use. I cut some waistband interfacing in half, lengthwise, to interface the button plac...more...
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photo Pattern Review 2/17/13 3:26 PM
Butterick - 5781 Misses' Dress
I intended to make this pattern as a jumper -- something I could wear with a button-down shirt or a turtleneck -- but after I finished it, I hated that look with this. Happily, it looks wonderful with my RTW wrap sweater. As with all Butterick patterns I've done recently, the sizing is crazy. My m...more...
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