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Pattern Review 1/16/15 2:35 PM
McCall's - 5525
Pattern Description: Double breasted coat or jacket with length, sleeve, collar, pocket, yoke, and trim variations. It's a magnificent, classic pattern, and very well loved: since January 2008, 66 reviews here so far, and counting. Sadly, it's now discontinued - it really ought to be re-issued, ... more...
19 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/14/15 10:01 AM
StyleArc - Ziggi Jacket Ziggi Biker Jacket
Pattern Description: Biker/moto jacket, with front, pocket, and sleeve zippers, quilted shoulder and sleeve yokes, and back princess seams and peplum. Pattern Sizing: Well, I call it vanity sizing. The numbering is about two sizes smaller than the Big Four and bears no relation to Burda's. I ... more...
30 comments
 
Pattern Review 12/3/14 2:28 PM
New Look - 6511 Misses Skirts
Pattern Description: Six gore or pleated skirt with two yoke variations and two lengths. Envelope sketches and line drawings here give more info. Yes, it's another very nice pattern no longer offered by the original source. Pattern Sizing: Regular. I started with a 12 and took it in a little. ... more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/30/14 8:58 PM
New Look - 6516 Misses Lined Jackets
Pattern Description: Armscye princess seamed jacket with lots of minor variations on a theme that allow you to make a very wide variety of looks. The pattern photo really doesn't convey the range of possibilities this pattern offers. This picture of the pattern envelope offers a better sense of t... more...
9 comments
 
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...
17 comments
 

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