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International NETHERLANDS
Member since, 6/29/05

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Pattern Review 12/31/13 0:05 AM
Simplicity - 4070
Pattern Description: Misses & Miss Petite Cocktail Dresses; I made view F, but without the ribbon belt and the ruffled hem. Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 16 everywhere. Turns out the finished waist is a bit tight, but I managed to give myself an extra centimeter by sewing the zipper with a smaller ...more...
Pattern Review 11/30/13 6:35 AM
Marion Magazine - 07-1959-8536 Misses' dress
The Muslin I officially dislike vintage pattern magazines for their lack of instructions, markings and, well, clarity. Hats off to the seamstresses of the time -- they obviously knew what they were doing! I mean, look at this sheet: Pattern sheet Seriously? I'm dizzy just looking at it! I took th...more...
Pattern Review 11/30/13 6:46 AM
Simplicity - 5416 Misses' capelet or cape
Pattern Description: Misses' Capelet, lined to the edge with collars finishing neck edges, and fastening with a button at front neck edge. (The 'automatic' picture is wrong - click on the 'More info provided' link to see the actual pattern!) Pattern Sizing: The pattern comes only in one size, Sm...more...
Pattern Review 11/4/13 8:29 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8440 HATS
Pattern Description: Four lined hats, each offered in S(211/2"), M(221/2") and L(231/2") hat sizes. I made view A. Pattern Sizing: S-M-L. I cut a size M. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so! Front and Back views. Were the inst...more...
Pattern Review 11/4/13 8:18 AM
Simplicity - 3539 sleeveless dress
Pattern Description: Misses & Miss Petite Pants, Dress, Mini Dress or Tunic, Belt, Jacket & Vest. I made the vest (view E). Pattern Sizing: 8-24. I cut a size 16. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so. Front and Back view...more...
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