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Member since, 9/9/02

Recent Pattern Reviews


Pattern Review 4/16/07 9:43 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2903 Original 1957 Design
This is a Vogue vintage reissue, a classic 1950's day dress. There is a summer version with short sleeves and a low wide neck, and a winter version with a slightly higher neckline and bracelet-length sleeves. Pattern Sizing: regular Vogue multisizing, from 6 through 22 Did it look like the photo...more...
Pattern Review 2/10/07 3:36 PM
McCall's - OOP Misses' Duster, easy-tosew-50c
Sewing nostalgia! Obviously there's not much point in reviewing this specific pattern. However I will say they used to print patterns much better in the old days -for instance the cutting line is a double fine line, rather than the heavy ones of modern patterns. I think this one dates from the ea...more...
Pattern Review 2/7/07 6:03 PM
Burda Plus Fashion Magazine - 02-2007-406 twist-front dress
How many ways did I get this wrong? This is the famous Burda twist top, lengthened into a dress, in plus sizes. I made size 44 (I have reluctantly realized I belong in this department now). I had a quick look at the photo, then worked from the line drawing. I sewed up the front and the back without ...more...
Pattern Review 10/5/06 10:08 PM
Marfy - 1037 short trench coat
Pattern Description: An above-knee trench coat with fly front, storm flaps, epaulettes, etc. Pattern Sizing:42 to 48 Italian, that's more-or-less 8 to 14 US. I made the 48 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Very much so. Marfy drawings are ...more...
Sewing Machine Review 8/5/06 10:30 AM
Brother - Innov'is
I have been using a Bernina Artista 200 for light and fancy sewing, and a Brother straight stitch machine for costumes and heavy work for the last few years. When the Bernina had a major meltdown last week, I could finally justify to myself getting a mid-range model - I find the B can be just too mu...more...
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