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|Pattern Review ||10/14/08 12:12 PM|
|Simplicity - 5914 Misses Skirts |
This is View A --the six gore skirt with the flared ends.
I didn't make any alterations other than making it slightly shorter because I didn't have quite enough fabric. It's fits well except that the waist is a bit too large. I plan to add elastic to the back to draw it in a bit.
I used a nice m... more...
|Pattern Review ||5/26/08 2:12 PM|
|McCall's - 5309 CHILDREN'S/GIRLS |
A nice pattern. The directions were good but I made modifications. I added sleeves and made the neckline straight across.
I did not line it (made full length knit slips for them to wear) and instead finished the neckline with a bias strip turned to the inside.
I had to lengthen my older daugh... more...
|Pattern Review ||5/26/08 1:48 PM|
|Simplicity - 5867 Casual Knit Separates |
This is a knit top with a CB seam
I raised the armhole, changed the neckline, shortened the sleeves and added over 3 inches to the length.
It fits but as you can see from the photo of it on me it could really use a bust dart.
I used the serger for everything except the neckband. I did a lettuce ... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/15/08 5:28 PM|
|Kwik Sew - 3336 Misses Skirts |
This is a KWIK Start® Learn to Sew Pattern and it's great for beginners.
I made view b but altered it by adding a bias cut yoke (so that I could have a smoother fit over my tummy which is not flattered by a standard gathered waistband) and more length overall. I used the smaller flounce but wou... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/15/08 4:58 PM|
|Butterick - 4009 baby fashion essentials |
Lined Infant Coat and Hat
NB, S, M, L
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It went toget... more...
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