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Pattern Review 1/23/14 3:11 PM
New Look - 6516 Misses Lined Jackets
Pattern Description: Lined jacket with armscye princess seams. The basic form has several neckline, hem, sleeve, and trim variations, and shoulder pads. Inside, it has front facings and is lined to the hem's edge. This pattern has NO POCKETS! For that reason I'd say Buyer Beware, but this pattern... more...
Pattern Review 1/3/14 8:32 PM
New Look - 6013 Misses' Separates
Pattern Description: Nice wardrobe pattern, with an unlined jacket, a raglan-sleeved dress, and wide slacks. I made the jacket. I like the lines of the dress, too, and would consider it for a matching wardrobe item. Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 10. Except for being a little narrow and perhaps t... more...
Pattern Review 12/27/13 11:18 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 10-2008-131 Jacket
Pattern Description: Cropped raglan-sleeve jacket with vertical welt pockets and 3/4 sleeves with sewn-on cuffs. The surprise is the back: a long vertical box pleat in the centre, and two little side-back belts to cinch in the waist. Pattern Sizing: Burda's usual standard range. I traced the 38, ... more...
Pattern Review 9/5/10 3:16 PM
McCall's - 5396 Suit Jacket Palmer&Pletsch
Pattern Description: unlined jacket, which I made, plus gored skirt and simple four-dart slacks in two lengths. Pattern Sizing: 6-12; I cut size 12 with size 10 sleeves, and the fit was nearly perfect. Next time, I'll probably go down a size for the back pieces, and, possibly, up a size for the s... more...
Pattern Review 4/1/10 7:17 PM
Jalie - 2794 Sweetheart Top
Pattern Description: I'm reviewer number 59 for this pattern. It's a Best of 2008 and a Hall of Fame 2009. In my own words, a terrifically flattering, unique neckline knit top. Beautifully drafted, too. Pattern Sizing: Toddler 2 to Women's 22. I made this twice, both times a straight size U (36... more...

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