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Pattern Review 4/7/14 1:29 AM
You Sew Girl - B1203 Beauty Case
Nicole originally published this pattern in Homespun magazine here in Australia. My review is for the magazine version but the pattern is identical. This bag is rather complicated to make but if you follow the steps logically, it all comes together well. It takes quite a while to cut, fuse and orga...more...
Pattern Review 3/31/14 6:45 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8747 Misses' /Misses' Petite Shirt
I made this blouse for my daughter using View E with the sleeves from View C. This pattern comes with separate front pattern pieces in different cup sizes. As my daughter measures 33" high bust and 36" full bust, I chose a size 12 with the D cup front. This was a real time saver as it meant I didn'...more...
Pattern Review 1/28/14 10:52 PM
Butterick - 4989 Fast and Easy/Fashion Express
This review is for an amended version of View D. I made this top for a plus-sized friend of mine who has trouble buying RTW clothes. She is about my size in the bust/shoulder area but with very large upper arms & is very pear shaped. Most of her weight is from the waist down. She wanted a nice top ...more...
Pattern Review 1/25/14 2:45 AM
New Look - 6895 Misses Tops
This review is for View A the sleeveless lower necked top. I have previously made View C of this top so making the sleeveless version was a no brainer. However, be aware that the neckline of this top is very low and very wide. I knew this after the View C version which has to be taped onto me in or...more...
Pattern Review 1/7/14 3:51 AM
Kwik Sew - 2333 2333
After recently discovering my 10+ yr old swimsuit (me-made) is starting to deteriorate, I decided to make another. Luckily for me, the pattern I used back then still fits me so it was just a matter of sewing it up. My original adjustments included a huge FBA, making the armholes a bit higher, short...more...
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