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Pattern Review 11/21/10 6:42 PM
Kwik Sew - 3740 Tops
I have already reviewed this pattern for a couple of tops I made Original Review. This is a great pattern. It goes together so easily and the drafting of the cowl neck is fantastic. I love how it lays. I snagged a gorgeous sweater knit at JoAnn's (Amazing sweater knit from :::gasp:::: JoAnn's ) ... more...
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Pattern Review 11/14/10 11:19 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 145940-1000 Hollywood Waist Knit Pants
A number of years ago, I bought a pair of knit pants from Hanna Andersson. They just barely fit me in length, but the fit was perfect otherwise. I wore them to death, but found that they were not being made/sold anymore, so I picked them apart to use as a pattern. What I really liked about these ... more...
14 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/14/10 5:32 PM
Kwik Sew - 3617 Misses Pull-Over Close Fitting Tops
Pull-Over Close Fitting Knit Top Photo Collage I've seen this made up a number of times with favorable results and wanted to give it a try. I'm finally getting to the point of knowing exactly how I need to alter knit top patterns for my body shape. I'm 6'3"+ with very long arms, so I added 4-... more...
17 comments
 
Pattern Review 10/19/10 4:44 PM
Kwik Sew - 2694 Wrap top
I've lost count of how many tops I have made with this pattern. It is certainly a TNT pattern for me and so many others. And because the pattern goes together quickly and is so rewarding, it is perfect for getting out of the non-sewing funk that can hit from time to time. Previously I've made a ... more...
11 comments
 
Pattern Review 7/21/10 4:08 PM
New Look - 6875 Misses Knit Top, Skirts and Pa
Top was made using rayon jersey knit from Mill End store. Love that store. My modifications: Added 1-1/2 in. length to middle of bodice and 1-in. to bottom of bodice. I like my tops long. I used large for sleeve size because I am large-boned and added 1/2-in. to bottom of sleeve length because ... more...
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