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Pattern Review 11/7/14 11:14 PM
Contest - Sewing Bee Round 1
Sewing Bee Week One - A-Line Skirt Pattern Used and how it fits the criteria: Butterick 6330, which is an OOP Retro Butterick '36 pattern for a suit. The skirt is described as follows: "Lined, A-line skirt, lower calf has waistband and back zipper." I would add: single dart on each half back; no d... more...
Pattern Review 10/31/14 7:52 PM
Schnittquelle - 03-10 Mantel Oslo
Pattern Description: Here is what the website says, give or take (my translation): "The Oslo coat can be closed with buttons; we used hidden magnet closures. The darts are sewn on the outside, like tucks, and narrowly trimmed. The coat has a front length of 112cm and is cut close to the body." Comp... more...
Pattern Review 9/30/14 10:16 PM
Simplicity - 1716 Misses Top and Dress
Pattern Description: "Misses' knit mini-dress, tunic and top can be made with a front twist or draped neckline with five different sleeve variations to choose from."Two front styles: cowl, or draped "through" insets (difficult to explain unless you're looking at the pattern pieces) with a shawl-coll... more...
Book Review 9/6/14 4:42 PM
Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques
This is a book that comes with a DVD. They both cover a selection of techniques which I'll list in the next section. I've already got Shaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques (not the newest edition); that is a much more comprehensive book, but it is without a DVD. There is some overlap in content, but... more...
Pattern Review 8/31/14 11:20 PM
Kwik Sew - 3003 Misses' Skirts & tops
Pattern Description: This review is only for the top, view B: "View B has a turtleneck and short sleeves with fold-up cuffs." The pattern also has two elastic-waist bias-cut skirts and a V-neck, 3/4-sleeve knit top. Photo album Please note that the neckline/collar, overall length, sleeve length, a... more...

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