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Pattern Review 7/2/12 8:17 PM
McCall's - M5847 The Perfect Shirtdress
This is the 3rd garment I've entered in the One Pattern Many Looks contest. This is View B and again, a dress in a poly peachskin type fabric from Vogue Fabrics. The pattern was fitted by Sarah Veblen in a class she taught in Chicago about fitting. The dress turned out great, except that the armhole... more...
 
 
Pattern Review 6/28/12 8:50 PM
McCall's - M5847 The Perfect Shirtdress
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=76670 M5847 View B Garment 2 for the one look contest. Shortened this version to a tunic and omitted the sleeves, using a cotton seersucker plaid in tan, white and silver threads. Buttons and fabric were from stash. Great pattern... more...
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Pattern Review 7/2/12 8:13 PM
McCall's - M5847 The Perfect Shirtdress
I chose this pattern for Sarah Veblen's fitting class in April (lucky me!) and was motivated by the contest to sew a couple of versions of the final pattern. I used view B for the white dress and it was very easy to sew. There is also a sleeveless tunic (view B with design changes to a sleeveless tu... more...
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Pattern Review 10/9/10 6:10 PM
Vogue Patterns - V8486 Very Easy Vogue
Pattern Description:Slim-fitting shift with front stitched pleats, back neck opening and back slits. There are two versions: sleeveless and with 3/4 sleeves. Pattern Sizing: EE Size 14 - 20 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The dress loo... more...
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