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NEW ZEALAND
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Pattern Review 1/24/13 10:36 AM
Butterick - 5007
Pattern Description: Mens' western style shirt, with women's option also Pattern Sizing: One size only in envelope - but an easy grade. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Good grief no, thank goodness! LOL! The pattern has cutesy embroidery... more...
1 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/24/13 10:00 AM
Burda - 7396 JACKET
I've already made this pattern and reviewed it, and finally I've made it again, and also a hack! The last one was in cotton shirting, this one is in cotton sateen with some elastane. This has made it a generous fit, and comparing the photos I wonder if I ought to have cut it a little smaller! Howeve... more...
5 comments
 
photo Sewing Machine Review 2/17/12 3:27 PM
Bernina - 1230
Well, I had a Bernina 1120, and it died last year. I didn't want to have to 'learn' a new machine, so I found a second hand 1230 instead. I love this phase in Bernina's history. the machine technicians tut tut and say they are unreliable, but 20 years on, this one is still delivering the goods. I ... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 2/14/12 1:53 PM
Butterick - 5209
Pattern Description: Vintage 1940's halter neck Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 8 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Although I think our one looked cuter! Were the instructions easy to follow? No, they are weird. The bodice instructions ... more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 2/7/12 0:12 AM
Burda - 7396 JACKET
Pattern Description: 1910's styled top/jacket Pattern Sizing: up to size 30 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, but that is because I changed it! And the slim women on the envelope were not much of an indication of what it would look l... more...
14 comments
 

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