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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...
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...
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...
Pattern Review 6/26/14 0:00 AM
Silhouette Patterns - 425 Craig's Blouse
Pattern Description: Button front blouse with gathers at the center front, long sleeves, and french cuffs Pattern Sizing: Silhouette patterns uses their own sizing scale with A-D cup patterns Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were t... more...
Pattern Review 5/4/14 5:51 PM
Alabama Chanin - short skirt short skirt
Pattern Description: Simple four gore skirt with elastic waistband Pattern Sizing: The Alabama Chanin sizing is different in every book. For this skirt I made a large How it fits Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. If you would like to take an excursion into hand sewn garments, this woul... more...

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