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Pattern Review Work in Progress Work in Progress9/2/15 9:20 PM
Kwik Sew - 3877 Misses' Skirt
Pattern Description: A-line skirt has darts on front and back, center back zipper, and waistband with hook and eye closure. Pattern Sizing: XS-XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Shockingly similar. (The skirt did, not the model and me... more...
 
 
Sewing Tip 1/20/15 10:13 AM
hem first, seam later!
When sewing simple clothing for children (pajamas, shirts, simple coats) consider hemming the tiny sleeves first, and sewing the sleeve seam second. Just use the hemming instructions in the pattern. You will trim any bulkiness away at the wrist when you trim the seam. This results in a lot less ti... more...
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Pattern Review 1/20/15 12:08 PM
Butterick - 6126 Children's/Boys' Top, Shorts and Pants
Unclear, incomplete and inadequate neckline instructions rendered the knit contrast V-neck version a frustration. Straightforward, detailed instructions are what would make " Easy " patterns EASY to make. Pattern Description: Pajamas: Boys Tops, Shorts and Pants, with neckline and sleeve variatio... more...
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Pattern Review 1/9/15 12:10 PM
McCall's - 5735
McCalls Easy Stitch N Save Childrens and Girls Pajama Top, Gown and Pants Pattern Sizing: XSmall - X- Large. I made Girls Large (10-12) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made top A and pants C. Were the instructions easy to foll... more...
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Pattern Review 12/24/14 1:24 AM
McCall's - 6239 Children'S/Girls' Tops, Gown And Pants
A girls' pajama top and pants, using views C and E. I previously made and reviewed the nightgown version. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although being not crafty by nature, I could ha... more...
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