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Monica Walker

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Pattern Review Work in Progress Work in Progress7/6/14 4:50 PM
Simplicity - 1417 Misses' and Women's Amazing Fit Peplum Dress
I wanted to find a princess dress pattern with bust cup options for my almost-daughter and ended up with this one. I cut an 18 with the curvy and D-cup options and it fit Amazingly well just like the pattern said. I tweaked shoulder slope and waist for her, and did a bit of fine fitting, but other... more...
Pattern Review 7/14/13 4:07 PM
Simplicity - 2938 Misses top
Pattern Description: This is a review of the lovely top with pleating detail. The pattern can be made dress length, has a jacket and pants options. Pattern Sizing: Misses and Womens. I'm on the upper range of Womens. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done ... more...
Pattern Review 7/14/13 3:54 PM
Simplicity - 2938 Womens jacket
Pattern Description: Called Misses/Womens Sportswear, this pattern is far more versatile than that. I've made the shell casual in a cheap poly print, and now the jacket in lace (this review) and the shell in silk crepe-back satin. Dress me up, dress me down, but keep me stylish: that's what this ... more...
Sewing Expo Review 5/18/13 8:04 PM
Education of the Textile Arts (ETA) DC
Education of the Textile Arts (ETA) DC This was the first of, I hope, many years of Peggy Sagers' ETC Expos in the DC area. I fully enjoyed myself; as a garment sewer, it distilled all that I love about Sewing Expo and ASG Conference into a small, affordable package with all the must-haves. My fa... more...
Pattern Review 7/16/11 8:50 PM
Pamela's Patterns - 104 The Perfect T Shirt
This is a great basic knit top pattern and can be seen here. Pamela Leggett, the pattern designer, calls this a T-shirt, but this isn't a Hanes baggy man-cut mess, this is a nicely-shaped knit top for a woman. The pattern company says this pattern "addresses the most common fitting issues we face ... more...

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I've sewn forever. I'm plus size and have a hard time finding patterns. I use patternmaking software, but love the independent patternmakers' designs. more

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