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Pattern Review 5/15/16 4:54 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1410 Misses' Dress
I made another of these adjustable hem dresses. This time, I used a tie dye cotton print that I bought at Hancock fabrics. The first time I made this dress, I added back darts instead of the tucks suggested by the pattern. This time, I made it according to the instructions. In the lightly printed ... more...
Pattern Review 3/31/16 7:39 PM
No Pattern Used - The Party Dress Book The Party Dress Book
My blog post is here. Pattern Description: Paraphrase from "The Party Dress Book": To make this dress, fabric is cut into a million strip pieces 3/8 inch wide and sewed to a backing fabric. The effect will vary depending on how much space you leave between the strips and degree of contrast betwe... more...
Pattern Review 3/13/16 1:38 PM
Simplicity - 2356 Child's Skirts, Slips & Accessories
I have used this pattern to make a skirt based on the bias strip dress for The Party Dress Book. It has you create fabric by appliqueing bias strips to a base fabric. The design potential is limitless. I wanted try the technique before making a dress for a dance I will be attending. The details of... more...
Pattern Review 1/9/16 11:42 PM
PatternReview - Esme Dress Esme Top/Tunic/Kaftan
I made this Esme Dress from Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter in a tie dye denim for Hancock Fabrics. I considered adding pockets, but I did not want to disrupt the pattern of the dye design. I did a test with side seam pockets, but they added unflattering bulk. I cut them out and stitched the si... more...
Pattern Review 12/30/15 5:54 PM
Lotta Jansdotter - Esme Dress Esme Top/Tunic/Kaftan
Pattern Description: Simple Shift-shape top, tunic and Kaftan From the book Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter Pattern Sizing: XS-XL Based on my measurements I cut the size medium. I tested the fit and decided it was too big, so I sewed it with a 1-inch seam allowance in the side seams. Did it lo... more...

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