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Pattern Review 10/5/15 10:01 PM
Simplicity - 4954 Jacket - design your own
1. What pattern did you use? Simplitity 4954 which offers several options to "design your own" jacket - all without collars. I find collars seem to overwhelm my short frame. I chose View E - with the unbroken vertical lines hoping it would make me seem slimmer. (Sigh!) 2. Is it new to you? ... more...
Pattern Review 9/21/15 9:06 PM
New Look - 6068 Misses' pull-over dress with sleeve variations.
ewing Bee Round 2 - Make the Fabric Your Own What type of fabric did you start with for your project? Denim (traditional - no stretch) and traditional quilting cotton for the skyline. What techniques did you use to modify your fabric? I used a smidgen of 5 different techniques: a) Gel bleach pen... more...
Pattern Review 9/7/15 8:08 PM
Contest - Sewing Bee Round 1 (2015)
Sewing Bee Round 1 - Fitted Blouse Pattern or style used and how it fits the criteria: I made a knock-off pattern of an old Land's End blouse that is threadbare and has ink stains on it. It is fitted to the bust, under the bust and waist and has snap closures in the front. Fabric Used-Material C... more...
Pattern Review 9/30/12 2:42 AM
No Pattern Used - Mini-Wardrobe Fall Mini-Wardrobe
My original plan click here was to use a black knit shrug that I had made to go with some maxi dresses I had made this summer. However, when I started taking photos of it with the finished garments, I discovered that the shrug was not the right proportions for the office look. So I reverted to a b... more...
Pattern Review 9/29/12 4:09 PM
Butterick - 3392 5 Elastic Waist Skirts
Pattern Description: 5 knit skirts with elastic waists. OOP Pattern Sizing: 6-10. Obviously from my slimmer days. I graded up to a 12 for View D Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I sewed up the slit - not appropriate for off... more...

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