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Pattern Review 8/13/13 3:36 AM
Simplicity - 2414 Misses Skirt & Pants
I made this skirt for a friend. She just moved to New Orleans from San Francisco and I wanted to make something a little bohemian and to help her beat the heat and humidity. I thought a knee-length orange prairie skirt was in order. I liked this pattern because the drawstring waist would clear up an... more...
Pattern Review 7/16/13 8:52 PM
New Look - 6457 Misses' Dresses and Purse
Okay, okay. I know. I use a LOT of quilting cotton. But the prints - the prints! I love them. You try finding trendy galaxy print in a cotton sateen or poplin. See. But, you walk down the aisle in JoAnns and voila, there it is! In quilting cotton. Le sigh. I can't resist, so oops! I just bought 4 ya... more...
Pattern Review 7/5/13 8:12 PM
Butterick - 5882 Misses Dress
I learned two lessons from this dress: 1. Make sure your muslin actually FITS. "Good enough I'll just fix it on the fashion fabric" is not going cut it. Seriously, not going to cut it, especially on a bodice boned all the way around. 2. Listen to the other reviewers. Yes, LISTEN. If you think it... more...
Pattern Review 5/14/13 10:12 PM
Simplicity - 1651 Misses Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' dress with slim or flared skirt has front & back bodice options, sweetheart or twist-front & open back. Go sleeveless, 3/4 or cap sleeves. I chose the flared skirt, sweetheart neckline and open back with the dual cap sleeves. I wanted sweet and sexy. I cut a straight 1... more...
Pattern Review 10/8/12 7:43 PM
New Look - 6805 Misses Dresses
I made this dress to wear to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. It was perfect for the occasion. I even got a phone number out of the deal. ;-D Pattern Description: (not from the package), Princess seamed, box pleated dress with bodice variations. I did view E, with straps and of... more...

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