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Pattern Review 1/8/11 10:01 PM
Ottobre Design Magazine - 03-2009-32 Gwen Viscose Jersey Tunic
Pattern Description: Flared tunic with flutter sleeves. I pretty much doubled the length to make it a calf length night-dress. This will fit for at least a couple of years and she won't grow out of it length-wise :) Pattern Sizing: 98 - 146cm. I based this on size 122. Did it look like the phot...more...
Pattern Review 1/8/11 1:29 AM
Ottobre Woman Magazine - 02-2007-03: short sleeve Short-sleeved T-shirt
Pattern Description: Short sleeved t-shirt. This is part of a set of t-shirt patterns that have interchangeable sleeves & details. Here's the back. Pattern Sizing: 34 - 52. I started with a size 38 then altered it. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done ...more...
Pattern Review 1/7/11 8:48 PM
Ottobre Woman Magazine - 02-2010-01 Linnea Linen Knit Top
Pattern Description: Knit top with gentle cowl neckline. Here is the magazine picture. Pattern Sizing: 34 to 52. I cut a 38 with no alterations. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although the armholes look a bit big on me. (I shoul...more...
Pattern Review Work in Progress Work in Progress1/10/10 8:10 AM
No Pattern Used - 0000 Refashion - skirt to dress
This is my entry in the Refashion Challenge. I purchased a skirt from the local op-shop for $4.99. The embroidered wool Laura Ashley skirt was too big & the horizontals too wide for my short self. The skirt had been altered by someone else previously, but I guess it didn't work out as well as the...more...
Pattern Review 12/27/09 2:25 AM
Simplicity - 2817 Child and Girl Snow White and
Pattern Description: Child and Girl Snow White and Cinderella Disney Princess Costumes. I made a blue cinderella & a pink cinderella. (Fabric choice by DDs, that pink is extremely to a 3 year olds taste. She's definitely in the 'more is more' mindset.) Pattern Sizing: Comes in two ranges, size...more...
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