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Pattern Review 7/11/11 1:33 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 09-2010-134 Jacket
Pattern Description: [From the magazine] This chic, lined herringbone jacket boasts a shawl collar and narrow belt for waist emphasis. For some reason this pattern doesn't seem to show up on the English Burdastyle site, but it's on the German site here. Pattern Sizing: Burda sizes 44-52, which th... more...
Pattern Review 4/17/11 7:02 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1152 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: I've had my eye on this pattern for a while, as it ticks a lot of the boxes for things I like to wear - v-neck, empire line - and has some interesting details. It also reminds me a lot of a RTW top I have. But it was VeryPrairie's gorgeous green crepe de chine version that re... more...
Pattern Review 9/1/07 1:23 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 47323-1001 1951 Vogue Couturier suit 1951
Pattern Description: I made this suit to wear to the Goodwood Revival. The time period is 1948-1966, and I found a picture of a Vogue Couturier pattern from 1951 that I liked in Blueprints of Fashion (p94). The picture can be seen in the 'pattern photo'. This was all the information I had - I don't... more...
Pattern Review 5/5/07 10:51 AM
Simplicity - 4081 1940s retro jacket
Pattern Description: 1940s retro jacket, lined and with front variations. I made view C. Pattern Sizing: This pattern comes with B,C,D cup sizing. I used the straightforward pattern (B cup) in a size 14. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with i... more...
Sewing Tip 5/5/07 10:45 AM
Pressing seams flat when working with wool
When working on a wool jacket, I was having trouble getting the seams to stay pressed open flat. I would press them, but five minutes later they'd be springing back up again. I asked my tailoring tutor about it, and she said to press the seam open with steam, then switch the steam off, cover the sea... more...

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