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Mary Ann

Mary Ann  star
Member since, 4/18/02

Pattern Review 12/14/02 3:48 PM
Loes Hinse Designs - 5203 Cowl Top
After owning this pattern for over a year and reading seemingly countless positive reviews of this pattern, I finally took it out of the envelope and made it out of a wonderfully fuzzy glittery sweater knit. I cut out a medium, did a full bust adjustment, lengthened the sleeves by 1.5" (after checki... more...
Pattern Review 11/18/02 8:05 PM
Fashion Sewing Group - 1961 pants
This pattern is for a nicely tailored pair of traditional trousers tht has the added advantage of incorpoating a tummy panel as the inside of the pockets to aid in creating a flat silhouette. I needed to make minimal adjustments to the basic pattern to get it to fit and make my mid-life body look ab... more...
Pattern Review 11/18/02 7:53 PM
Fashion Sewing Group - 1945 Jacket
I wanted to make a nicely tailored, lined jacket that fit me well. After lurking on the Nancy Erickson board over on Sewing World and subscribing to her newsletter for more than 2 years, I decided that the time was right. It turned out it was really right, because as luck would have it, my schedule ... more...
Pattern Review 11/15/02 1:40 AM
Burda - 8878 hooded coat
I was going to be spending a week in Chicago in Autumn, leaving in 2 days, when I realized that I really didn't have a coat to take with me. What to do??? I selected an Easy Burda pattern(already residing in my library) and some beautiful fleece I'd purchased from Christine Jonson last year. Less th... more...
Pattern Review 10/21/02 2:55 AM
Christine Jonson - 905 Fitted Jacket
I love this jacket! Making it was very easy and a lot of fun, and it looks great on, if I do say so myself. I cut it out according to my measurements vs. the measurements listed on the pattern envelope, adding my usual 2" to the sleeve length. I was bold enough to serge it together and then steam pr... more...

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I'm a stay-at-home mom having been a research scientist in what now seems like a past-life. I have 2 children (32 year old daughter living in New York City & 12 year old son here with us). I live in S... more

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