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Virginia USA
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Pattern Review 7/24/14 12:10 PM
Simplicity - 1636 dress
Pattern Description: Super inexpensive pattern ($0.97 at Wal-Mart) for a sleeveless summer dress. Pattern Sizing: 10-18. I cut a 10 for the bodice, waist, and upper hips, grading to a 14 at the hips. I also cut a 12 for the shoulder since I have a square shoulder. Should have probably done a pr... more...
Pattern Review 7/22/14 8:08 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2014-116 Gym Shorts
Pattern Description: Traditional Gym Shorts (before gym shorts got super long, that is) in four variations, one with a drawstring (closet to mine even though mine has no drawstring), one with contrast bits on the shorts portion, one done in sequins, and one long version with cargo pockets. Pattern... more...
Pattern Review 7/22/14 7:26 PM
McCall's - 4320 c. 1989 Easy One Yard Top
Pattern Description: One yard tops pattern from 1989. Pattern Sizing: My package was 10-12-14. I made the size 10 of view D (no lace at shoulders, though) since the top as made would end just below my waist meaning I had no sizing issues like I would have had the top ended closer to my pear-sha... more...
Pattern Review 6/16/14 4:44 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8916 Misses' Jacket, Top, Dress and Skirt
Pattern Description: Misses Wardrobe Pattern which includes a pencil skirt, a sleeveless dress, a short jacket, and a top. Pattern Sizing: 6-14; 14-22. I only purchased the 6-14 package so I made the size 14, even though my hips measure closer to a 16. I would say there is some ease here. :) I... more...
Pattern Review 6/6/14 9:02 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8850 c. 1975 Misses Wrap Dress in 3 Lengths
UPDATE 6/6/14: I wore the dress yesterday for my daughter's kindergarten graduation. It was very comfortable, and I just love how free the skirt feels in the summer wind. (Although even with its length, I still had to catch it so people wouldn't see my slip, lol.) I really wish I had shortened th... more...

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