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Pattern Review 12/31/12 10:45 AM
Petite Plus Patterns - 304 Easy Wrap Dress
I made this dress for my 85 year old mother and we were both pleased. She is a short plus size and finds buying dresses impossible. The fit is excellent and there are many built-in options that both make the fit work and make fine-tuning the fit easy. These are: 1. Three piece sleeve. Next version... more...
Pattern Review 4/15/12 1:59 PM
StyleArc - Jane Over-Shirt Jane overshirt
I have wanted a camp shirt with a blouse type collar and some shape for years. This shorter version of the Jane overshirt from Stylearc is perfect. I made this in some quilting cotton as I am on vacation and fabric challenged and it has turned out to be a very wearable muslin. I will be making more... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/12 5:53 PM
Jalie - 3131 Bra and Camisole
First of all it is important to specify what this pattern is, and isn't. I have made underwired, fully fashioned bras that fit great and give excellent support. I do not wear those bras on the weekends. Instead I like to have a House Bra, which does not mean it is old and saggy and offers no suppo... more...
Pattern Review 11/21/11 7:38 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1137 JACKET DRESSES
Inspired by a recent issue of Vogue pattern magazine I decided to use this vintage coat pattern as the basis for a super easy to sew robe to wear over the holiday - a step up from the usual unwrapping robe over jammies. Bad enough that people take your picture with bed head and before you have had t... more...
Pattern Review 10/18/11 6:32 AM
Butterick - 5533 Misses' Jacket
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did with the exception of the sleeves. One view showed them rolled up on a cuff - in fact they are too short to do this. I rolled mine down to make the sleeves long enough which is actually shown in... more...

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