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Pattern Review 3/11/12 10:30 PM
Creative Thimble - TCT105 Professional Tote
I've made eight of these totes for gifts and for charity auctions. I learned to make this tote at a local quilt shop - we brought cut and fused pieces and completed the tote in two four-hour sessions. This project is time-consuming and sometimes the fabric thicknesses make it difficult to sew, but I...more...
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Pattern Review 10/27/09 1:47 AM
McCall's - 4290
This is a pattern for boys' formalwear including four vest variations, a cummerbund, bow tie and tie. The pattern comes in a little boys and big boys version; I used the 10-12-14 sizes and made size 14, view C vest for my 12-year-old son. The vest is very, very short and there seems to be a discre...more...
2 comments
 
Pattern Review 3/27/07 8:40 PM
New Look - 6398 Unisex Child's Top, Pants, Sho
I made the lined jacket and skirt from this pattern. The jacket is straightforward to sew and pattern instructions are good. Rather than leave an opening in the bottom to turn the jacket, I piped the entire outer edge with purchased coral piping, then turned the jacket through the end of one sleeve ...more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 3/27/07 4:00 PM
Simplicity - 9958 Boxer Shorts
This is a terrible pattern with horrible instructions. The instructions for the fly are very hard to follow and require lots of marking on both the inside and the outside of the fabric. You are supposed to mark on the left front only, but at least for me, I had to fold the pieces this way and that a...more...
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