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Pattern Review 10/15/13 5:26 AM
McCall's - 4948 Queen of Hearts
Pattern Description: Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz costumes for girls and misses. Pattern Sizing: 3-4-5-6-7-8 I made view C, the witch, in size 5. Did it look like the drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did, particularly because my daughter wanted t... more...
Pattern Review 10/15/13 5:20 AM
McCall's - 4887 Chidren's Fairy Costumes
Pattern Description: Fairy costumes Pattern Sizing: 2-3-4-5 I made view A, the pink one, in size 5. I did not make the wings. Did it look like the photo on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so. I didn't use the trim around the vest, but other than that, it looks p... more...
Pattern Review 6/21/13 11:32 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2786 1940 Vintage Vogue
Pattern Description: This is an original 1940 Vogue pattern resized for modern sizing. It contains a sleevless bias-cut evening dress with gathered inset panels and a full-length, flared skirt. It also contains a long jacket. Pattern Sizing: 6-8-10 I made the dress in size 10. Did it look like... more...
Pattern Review 6/21/13 9:17 AM
Butterick - 5209 1947 Retro
Pattern Description: This pattern is a reprint of a 1947 pattern resized for modern sizing. View A is a halter dress with a midriff and gathered skirt. View B adds a back and shoulder pieces to View A. Pattern Sizing: 6-8-10-12 I made view B in size 10. Did it look like the drawing on the patt... more...
Pattern Review 11/19/12 7:39 PM
Other - Fashionable Past Draping a Sacque - Sort of
Pattern Description: This is a tutorial for a way to drape an 18th century robe a la francaise or sacque with no waist seam. Pattern Sizing: Any size; only instructions are given, no pattern pieces. If you were to take apart the sacque after draping it, the pieces would resemble those in Janet A... more...

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I enjoy making period costumes and my own dresses, most of which are made from reprints of 1940s and 1950s patterns. I also make my dress pants, both because I enjoy it and store pants don't fit me. more

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