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Pennsylvania USA
Member since, 8/1/08

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Pattern Review 2/7/13 3:30 PM
McCall's - 6512 Misses' Blouses
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting blouses have neck/front bands, yoke and front sleeve (cut on crosswise grain of fabric), no shoulder seams, back pleats and narrow hem. A: pleated pockets with button flaps and short sleeves rolled-up (wrongside shows) with button tab. B: bias collar extends into t...more...
Pattern Review 2/6/13 11:08 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 09-2012-104B Turtleneck Knit Top
Not a whole lot to report on this one. Very easy to make and instructions are fine. You might want to experiment with the collar though because it's pretty big. This would be great with something silky and light as pictured in the magazine. I used a cheap cotton knit from Fabric Mart that has a litt...more...
Pattern Review 2/6/13 10:43 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 02-2009-120A Tunic
Pattern Description: Long sleeved tunic shirt with 4 buttons, stand-up collar, long sleeves Pattern Sizing:38–46. I made a 40 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, for once. What did you pa...more...
Pattern Review 2/6/13 9:12 AM
New Look - 6145 Misses Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' knee length shift dress has wide round neckline with or without bias-cut stand collar and can be made sleeveless or with 3/4, short or pleated sleeves. New Look sewing pattern. Pattern Sizing: 8-18, I made a 10, view B Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern ...more...
Pattern Review 2/6/13 8:59 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2009-107 Trench Style Skirt
Pattern Description: Knee-length flared skirt that fits smoothly over hips and waist, creating a slim line. The horn buttons and buckle, welt pockets, self-fabric belt with large carriers, and the double button rows are reminiscent of trenchcoat styling. Pattern Sizing: 34-42, I think I made a 38...more...
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