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Pattern Review 8/9/11 10:38 PM
McCall's - 6080 Misses' Tunic and Dress
Pattern Description: Misses tunic and dress: Pullover tunic A or dress B have raised waistline, pleats, bands, sleeve facing forming cuffs and side slit openings. Dress B has contrast bands and sleeve facings. Pattern Sizing : Sizes 6 to 22. I cut a 16 through the shoulders and upper chest, transi... more...
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Pattern Review 7/31/11 5:59 PM
Simplicity - 4017 Misses tunic with variations
Pattern Description: Misses/Petite tunic with front and trim variations. Pattern Sizing: 6 to 22. I usually start with a size 16 at the neck and shoulders and blend to a 22 at the bustline. However, when I first made this, I started with a size 22 and did a 1" narrow shoulder adjustment in front. ... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 9/27/11 4:09 PM
Cutting Line Designs - 81508 Ebb & Flow
Pattern Description: Ebb: Loose fitting, round neck, bulk-free cut-on front facing. 2 button front closure, below bust horizontal seam, medium hip length, straight hem, side-mitered corner vents. Three-quarter length sleeves with hem vent. Pattern Sizing: XS to XL. I cut an XL The top looked like ... more...
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Pattern Review 7/17/11 10:32 PM
Wild Ginger - PMBX5 Princess Dress A Line Shoulder Princess Dress
Pattern Description: A-line tea length shoulder princess dress Pattern Sizing Custom sized by pattern drafting software The finished dress looked like the line drawing produced by the software. There are some very generic instructions on how to make a princess dress, blouse, jacket or other garm... more...
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Fabric Glossary 7/9/11 11:38 PM
Wool Challis
Because challis is a loose weave, it is prone to stretching, so be especially careful to maintain the straight grain when cutting out. Using a rotary cutter will avoid distorting the grain better than scissors. Also, keep all of the fabric on the cutting table while cutting to avoid grain distortion... more...
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