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Patti B

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Pattern Review 6/2/14 10:20 AM
StyleArc - Suzie Top Suzie Top
Pattern Description: From the website: This feminine top has with a lovely neck line with tucks falling softly from the shoulder line, the waist line is shaped by 4 inverted tucks and the front is buttoned. Such a beautiful top to have to wear with your jeans or tailored pants. Fabric: Silk, Rayon... more...
Pattern Review 4/24/14 8:24 PM
StyleArc - Barb's Stretch Pant
This is a pants pattern for stretch woven fabrics. It has a tapered leg but not super skinny and a wide contour waistband with encased 2 inch elastic. I used a mystery stretch fabric that may be cotton and Lycra or it may be a blend. This is the first StyleArc pants pattern I have sewn so I wanted ... more...
Pattern Review 4/15/14 5:10 PM
McCall's - 6607 Misses'/Women's Tops and Tunic
Inspired by Margy H's wonderful versions of this pattern, the linen knit that was mouldering in my collection came out of hiding. I may never buy linen knit again -- it is like sewing cobwebs! And it seems to stretch even when stabilized and beaten into submission. Looking at my photo in comparison ... more...
Pattern Review 4/9/14 12:09 PM
Burda - 7398 BLOUSE
A friend recommended this pattern for a loose tunic and I thought I'd give it a try with my Jinzenji khaki and black cotton (from Superbuzzy). She did mention to be sure to measure it because hers turned out too large. This checked out OK so I proceeded. I would have anyway because I had already cut... more...
Pattern Review 4/1/14 4:52 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8968 Misses' Dress
I've been searching for a pattern to use for a casual topper to wear on the patio or over a swimsuit. This dress seemed to fit the bill. I like the asymmetry but it's not over the top. To test it out, I used coordinating remnants of green tencel (from Poppy in Oakland -- well aged) and a rayon bati... more...

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I'm on the 'mysterious side' of 50 and got back into sewing garments a few years ago after a very long hiatus. I blame this fabric fetish all on picking up a copy of Threads and seeing all the creati... more

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