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Pattern Review 12/31/13 7:55 PM
McCall's - 6433 Misses' Dresses In 3 Lengths
My very last-minute submission for the Cocktail Dress Contest! Just in time for New Years! Pattern Description: Fitted dress with front and back darts, stitched shoulder pleats, back zipper. A-line skirt, with stitched pleats. Pattern Sizing: 4-18 I cut a 12 at the neckline and armholes, 14 at th...more...
Pattern Review 11/15/13 10:01 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2013-116 Sweetheart Dress
Pattern Description: "This cute sheath dress has a sweetheart neckline and a bustier style top. Darts and narrow ribbon emphasize the waistline and give the dress an ultra feminine feel." Pattern Sizing: 36-44 (I cut a 40 in the bust and 44 for the hips, and then tweaked to fit). Did it look like...more...
Pattern Review 3/9/13 10:32 PM
Sewaholic Patterns - 1103 Minoru Jacket
Pattern Description: Zip-front weekend jacket with a secret hood hidden inside the wide collar! Flattering raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy-to-sew, and the elastic waistline creates a slim, curve-hugging silhouette. Pattern Sizing: I made a size 12, but made a little extra room at the elbo...more...
Pattern Review 10/29/12 8:45 PM
New Look - 6674
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mine is better, of course. (phbbt) Were the instructions easy to follow? I kinda flew by the seat of my pants on this. I made my own bias tape to finish the edges and folded it over to the inside, securi...more...
Pattern Review 7/16/12 8:23 AM
Simplicity - 1887 Misses Pants, shorts and skirt
Pattern Description: Misses' pants in two lengths with cuff variations, shorts and skirt in two lengths. Pattern Sizing: I read other reviews which all said these shorts have too much ease, so I chose my size based on the finished measurements printed at the bottom of the envelope. Before cuttin...more...
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