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Pattern Review 8/24/14 6:29 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1395 Misses' Dress
The first photo shows the dress on the dress form that I use for my Etsy shop; the other two show (unfortunately) how it looks on my body-double dress form. The inescapable conclusion: this is a dress for a youthful figure with a well-defined waist and a slender torso. Although I had reservations, I... more...
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Pattern Review 7/28/14 3:14 PM
McCall's - 6899 Misses' Tops and Tunic
I came across this pattern when looking for an easy-fitting top to make up this beautiful, very lightweight knit. It's a gift for a friend who usually wears something loose and long sleeved over a camisole or tank top in the summer, so I thought this both suited her style as well as being perfect f... more...
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Pattern Review 6/17/14 10:18 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8480 MISSES' JACKET
Since this has already been reviewed sixteen times, need any more be said? Well, just in case anyone is interested in reading one more take on it, here's my version. I didn't read all of the past reviews, but the consensus seems to be a thumbs-up with which I concur. I also agree that while the i... more...
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Pattern Review 2/25/14 9:56 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 42272-1002 Pet Bed
Cats (and dogs) seem to just adore polar fleece which I have used for cushy pillows for our official pets. But I wanted to make warm, deep beds that our tribe of porch kitties could curl up in during the winter. After searching online through pet bed tutorials, handmade beds offered on Etsy, as we... more...
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Pattern Review 1/21/14 9:53 PM
Butterick - 4606 Pullover cowl neck top
What sold me on this pattern was view D (also A) with the darted, high back neckline. I had made a cowl neck top (Vogue 8597) a couple of years ago which I never wore because all that excess fabric in the cowl kept stretching out horizontally and moving toward my shoulders. Since so many reviewer... more...
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