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Pattern Review 10/19/14 5:02 PM
Dana Marie - 1049 A little Something Xtra
I live in Florida and I pretty much only wear sleeveless tops and Capris. I needed a new basic top pattern since I've made Pamela's Perfect Tank Top a zillion times, and along came this cute but simple tank with crossed straps in back. Since I have had shoulder issues, wearing a racerback bra... more...
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Pattern Review 9/19/14 12:39 PM
McCall's - 6074 Misses' Dresses In 3 Lengths
This style is THE most flattering I think I've ever made! It curves you in at your slimmest part, and skims right over any midriff fluff you may have. I used this dress pattern to make a top for myself. There is a front, a back, and a pattern for an elastic casing (and an optional sleeve). You sew ... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 9/16/14 11:45 AM
McCall's - 6930 Misses' Shorts and Pants
Pattern Description: Fitted shorts or tapered pants (below waist) have shaped waistband, side front pockets, and back zipper. Pattern Sizing: Misses' 6 through 22. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Were the instructions easy to fo... more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/4/14 9:55 AM
StyleArc - StyleArc Kellie
Pattern Description: A fresh approach to the drape trend of recent times, this is a cleverly drafted pattern which creates a cross body drape with an inner shell to hold the bodice in place. Use a fluid knit fabric to achieve the best result. Make it with a sleeve or sleeveless. Pattern Sizing: 4 ... more...
7 comments
 
Pattern Review 7/29/13 2:38 PM
McCall's - 6579 Bags
For the health of my shoulders I needed to switch to a backpack. This pattern is by Nancy Zieman, of Nancy's Notions. I used View D, the backpack, but there are three other views. My fabric is a home-dec cotton from Premier Prints. Sewing was pretty simple. The bag body is divided into three sectio... more...
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I love fashion, quilting, sewing, and my two daughters. Having moved to Florida and married a man with a house, I'm happily engaged in decorating and sewing to jazz up the place. I also do long-distan... more

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