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Pattern Review 10/17/14 7:34 PM
McCall's - 6947 Children's/Girls' Top, Dresses, Shorts and Leggings
Pattern Description: Girls set of dresses/ tunics and short leggings Pattern Sizing:2- 6 Measure! Measure! Measure! My granddaughter wears a 4T-5T. I used a 2 in this pattern and it was a little big on her! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing wit... more...
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Pattern Review 8/3/14 10:32 PM
Cutting Line Designs - 60813 Simplify Your Life
Pattern Description: Two pull over tops for wovens. View A buttons up the front and View B has buttons on the shoulder Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but why don't I ever look like the model or drawing on the envelope?? Were the... more...
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Pattern Review 7/18/14 11:49 PM
Sewing Workshop - Mimosa Top & Pants Mimosa Top & Pants
Pattern Description: this review is for the top. It is a cross over with no darts or shaping of any kind Pattern Rating: I rated this pattern mediocre because none of the other choices really fit. I will review the pants separately and they were great. This pattern was really fun to make and I... more...
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Pattern Review 7/16/14 2:53 PM
McCall's - 6752 Misses' Tops and Dress
Pattern Description: Pull over dress and/ or blouse Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I made mine maxi length Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this was a super simple pattern with clear instructions What did you pa... more...
8 comments
 
Sewing Tip 6/28/14 4:54 PM
Gathering options
Gathering is used in a lot of garments, but it can definitely be a pain to do. There are a few things you can do to make it easier. 1. using a wide zigzag stitch over a long piece of buttonhole thread makes for quick and easy gathers. 2. The typical way of gathering, running two rows of long st... more...
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