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The Dreamstress

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Member since, 7/4/09

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Pattern Review 4/13/14 6:10 AM
Other - E3178 Excella E3178
Pattern Description: Excella E3178 is a vintage late 1920s frock cut-on sleeves, collar and bow, and angled skirt join with a pleated section. Pattern Sizing: My pattern is a size 14 (it says 'Year 14!) for a 33" bust. I have a 37" bust, but I only had to size it up a size and a half for it t...more...
Pattern Review 1/22/14 11:20 PM
Other - 1002 Wearing History Smooth Sailing
Pattern Description: Wearing History's Smooth Sailing Trousers are high waisted, wide legged trousers or shorts with single front pleats, back darts, optional cuffs and a size zip. Based on original 1930s patterns, but updated slightly for the modern figure. Pattern Sizing: I made size 18: W...more...
Pattern Review 1/22/14 10:53 PM
Decades of Style - 3007 1930s Button Dress
Pattern Description: Here's your chance to use any vintage buttons you might have hanging around your sewing room. This ironically named 'Button Dress' does not actually have any functioning buttons on it. All the buttons are decorative. The dress has raglan sleeves and an invisible zipper at th...more...
Pattern Review 9/10/13 3:40 AM
McCall's - 6446 Misses' Capes
Pattern Description: Unlined cape has welt side front openings, welt pockets, facing and hem edges finished with binding, topstitch trim. Pattern Sizing: According to the envelope I should be a 16 in this pattern. I made the 12. It fits nicely. I could probably even have made the 10. The ...more...
Pattern Review 3/30/13 4:24 AM
Other - 2653 Anne Adams 2653
Pattern Description: Anne Adams 2653 is a vintage 1930s frock with slightly blouson pintucked bodice attached to a curved neck yoke with short raglan sleeves. The slim skirt featured double front pleats releasing from just below the knee. Pattern Sizing: I used a size 34 bust (I have a natur...more...
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