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Pattern Review 6/21/13 8:54 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 03-2008-119 Dress a la Jackie Kennedy
The story: Three years ago I sewed a top that Burda said would be sure to attract a suitable cowboy. Shortly after, I met a man who does indeed have cows. Things progressed and last week we married. Since this was a second marriage for both of us, I wanted a somewhat informal ceremony but I also wa...more...
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Pattern Review 6/30/12 0:26 AM
Other - Harvest Quilt
The story: It's been a busy few years. I separated, divorced, moved about 200 miles, and sewed a Burda top that scored me a fine man. He was using a ratty old comforter to watch TV but I knew I could make him something nicer. Pattern source: Check out this Blank Quilting website. Clicking on their ...more...
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Pattern Review 1/30/12 11:35 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2007-105 Collared knit top
The story: On the quest for a versatile work/travel outfit, I made this top twice. Do I prefer the original version, sewn according to the pattern, or an altered version with a raised neckline? Pattern description: "As elegant as a blouse! The collar, plunging V-neckline and short puffed sleeves m...more...
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Pattern Review 1/27/12 11:43 PM
Jalie - 2921 Scarf-Collar Tops
The story: This is the second of two Jalie patterns given to me by Frogstitcher for Christmas. The other one was this one. Pattern sizing: Jalie offers and incredible range of sizes in one envelope: girls size 2 to women's size 22. This particular pattern is sized for knits with 40% stretch; my fa...more...
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Pattern Review 1/7/12 10:55 PM
Jalie - 2449 crossover top
The story: Frogstitcher gave me two Jalie patterns for Christmas: this one and Jalie 2921. I found some raspberry T-shirt knit in my stash and this afternoon a new top was born! Pattern description: "Easy-to-make stretch top with crossover neckline and choice of short or 3/4 sleeve." Like all Jali...more...
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