|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...
|Pattern Review ||3/30/14 3:56 PM|
|Center for Pattern Design - CB Spiral Blouse CB Spiral Blouse |
Front view on hanger showing back swoop
Pattern Description: This pattern is fashioned after one demonstrated by Salvador who managed Balenciaga's tailoring atelier during the Golden Age of Couture in the mid-20th century. It is a single bias-cut pattern piece, which comprises the front,...more...
|Pattern Review ||12/17/13 9:14 AM|
|Kwik Sew - 3089 Baby Sleep Sacks |
"Baby sleeping bag with ribbed collar and front centre zipper opening. Can choose between sleeveless or long sleeves with mittens styles." I sewed the sleeveless version and it was a quick and very satisfying project. As usual, Kwik Sew instructions are hard to beat and these work beautifully.