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LotusMonkey

LotusMonkey 
California USA
Member since, 11/28/11
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Pattern Review 9/30/13 3:19 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1282 Misses Top and Skirt
Vogue 1282. A BIG UGH. This looked fantastic on the model, but I’d make the following recommendations: • Negative ease on the skirt • If you don’t want to wear a cowl-neck top where the drapes are down at your stomach and waist and not at the neckline, DON’T MAKE THIS TOP. Mod...more...
 
 
Pattern Review 11/9/12 3:44 PM
Style - 1054 Style 1054
Style 1054 shrug/bolero. I cut a size 10 from black stretch velvet re-purposed from a stretch velvet pair of pants and a stretch velvet dress given to me by my former classical Cambodian dance teacher before she left to start a professional troupe in Cambodia. I also cut a size 10 from ivory nylon...more...
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Pattern Review 11/9/12 3:44 PM
Style - 1054 Style 1054
Style 1054 shrug/bolero. I cut a size 10 from black stretch velvet re-purposed from a stretch velvet pair of pants and a stretch velvet dress given to me by my former classical Cambodian dance teacher before she left to start a professional troupe in Cambodia. I also cut a size 10 from ivory nylon...more...
 
 
Pattern Review 11/9/12 3:49 PM
Vogue Patterns - 2931 MISSES' DRESS
There had been talk years ago of dressing up for Halloween tango events as a matched set, as Gomez & Morticia Addams. I started planning out the sewing of my Morticia costume after I found Vogue 2931 sewing pattern. I look fantastic in halter dresses and I had already decided to sew a shrug to sim...more...
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Pattern Review 10/29/12 2:47 PM
Butterick - 5797 Misses' Corset, Sash and Shrug
Butterick 5797 was the basis for a tutu bodice that I planned to use both as part of a Halloween costume and as the bodice for a classical trio to be performed the following June. The pattern calls for a zipper, however, tutu bodices are never zipped. They’re always closed with hooks and eyes or...more...
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I\'m not very good at sewing. I mostly knit. Because I\'m short torsoed with very, very thin arms & long (for my height) legs, I learned how to sew to make clothes proportionate and more flattering ...more

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