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Melinda Ally

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Pattern Review 9/2/10 11:07 AM
McCall's - 5893
Pattern Description: Empire waist dresses A, B, C, D have hemmed, scoop necklines, side seam pockets and elastic casing at waist; dresses A, C and D have hemmed armholes; dress A has contrast bodice and hem band; dress B has sleeves gathered to sleeve band. Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8-16. I used siz...more...
Pattern Review 6/13/10 11:05 AM
Butterick - 5456 Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress
Pattern Description: Loose fitting, pullover dress has lined bodice with back ties and elastic casing. Pattern Sizing:8-24. I made a size 10 for the bodice and size 12 for the body of the dress. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?It looked...more...
Pattern Review 12/25/08 7:59 PM
Kwik Sew - 3266 Men Robes
Pattern Description: From the website: "The Men's Robes are designed for heavyweight stretch knits only. We suggest Polarfleece®, heavy fleece, blanket fleece. Men's wrap robes. View A has patch pockets, fold-up cuffs, single layer collar and belt. All outside edges are finished with serger (overlo...more...
Pattern Review 8/25/08 10:05 PM
Simplicity - 3874 misses dress and jacket
This is the second dress I made from this pattern. The first was also view A and was my wearable muslin. This pattern is easy to fit since it is fairly loose under the bust area. You can tighten the dress in that area and it remains loose around the waist and hips. I made size 10 on the top an...more...
Pattern Review 8/9/08 8:19 AM
Simplicity - 4698
This jacket has been reviewed many times. I had to have the pattern and purchased it several years ago-- I think its out of print now. I had this pink cotton fabric in my stash. I bought it at my favorite local fabric shop--The Grapevine Collection. It's a bit heavier cotton with some stretch. I...more...
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I have been sewing since I was 12 or 13. I am married and have 2 adopted Korean children. I recently left my Human Resources Manager position at a Fortune 10 company after 32 years!! On to my next a...more

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