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Pattern Review 5/2/16 12:44 PM
Kwik Sew - 3897 Misses'Overalls
Pattern Description: I call them dungarees, you may call them overalls: the traditional denim workwear with comfortable pants attached to a bib and straps, side of waist fastenings. Pattern Sizing: xs - xl Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with i... more...
Pattern Review 4/27/16 6:19 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 286481-1020 Jane Eyre
Pattern Description: This is my current take on the 'governess dress' theme: by that, I mean a quite stark-looking black dress with detail at cuffs and collar (usually in white). The style is similar to a shift dress but with a gathered area at the bust dart which creates fullness at the front. ... more...
Pattern Review 4/2/16 4:28 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 286481-1019 Bolero with sleeves
If you're learning to draft your own patterns, you will have probably heard of Winifred Aldrich, whose book Metric Cutting for Women's Wear is much recommended and is now in its sixth edition. I used the book to draft myself the "close-fitting bodice block" and "two-piece sleeve" and thought I'd ma... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/16 6:36 PM
StyleArc - Issy Knit Top Issy Knit Top
March 2016 update: Would you like to make this top? I passed this pattern on to a blogging friend and she has devised a Pass the Issy group challenge for anyone else willing to give it a go. You never know: yours might be a hit. For sizing details and more about the challenge, go Here To sig... more...
Pattern Review 1/26/16 7:14 PM
StyleArc - Faith Woven Top Faith Woven Top
Pattern Description: Woven top suited to light cottons or silks. Raglan sleeves are full length: can be rolled up with the aid of tabs. Mandarin collar. Option of pin-tucking the front or gathering. The back is gathered. No closures which might make it a perfect pattern for a confident beginne... more...

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