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Pattern Review 7/22/14 3:21 AM
Simplicity - 2603 Misses Knit Top and Cardi-Wrap
This review is for View E, the cami top, but I have added the sleeves from View B, the cardi wrap. I have made this top before when I was a bit thinner but I cut it too short so this remake was much wanted as I love this top. I used the largest size (XL) and did a 3cm FBA which I then rotated into ... more...
Pattern Review 7/9/14 1:27 AM
Simplicity - 2148 Misses Pants, Skirt, Top and Cardigan
I love this pattern! I have now made the top, 2 versions of View C and this is my second version of View B, the jacket with flounce. My fabric is a polyester mesh so I did french seams throughout this jacket, omitted the foldover front band (by just using half the pattern piece) and did rolled hems... more...
Pattern Review 7/5/14 10:38 PM
Kwik Sew - 3881 Misses' Panties
I've been meaning to sew these panties for about 18 months but have only just got around to it. My current RTW ones from Target have been discontinued and the sizing has changed much to my chagrin. So I decided to make my own. I got 7 pairs from a metre of fabric. The fabric is a very stretchy cot... more...
Pattern Review 7/5/14 10:29 PM
Kwik Sew - 3106 Nightgowns
I made this gown (View A with View C sleeves) for my mother. She is a pear shape and very large in the hips. Be aware that this pattern is quite large in width! I did have some issues with the yoke - it was cut on the fold and sewn in a different way than I would've thought but other than that it ... more...
Pattern Review 7/5/14 10:20 PM
New Look - 6082 Misses' jacket in two lengths with tie belt, pants, skirt an
I made View B of this pattern, the camisole. I found this pattern to be very low and wide in the armholes and neck. The shoulder area didn't even cover my bra - finished width was about 1". So I had to do a lot of filling in alterations plus an FBA to get this baby to fit me. No surprise since it o... more...

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