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Pattern Review 7/22/15 3:29 PM
Simplicity - 1463 Misses' Knit Tops
This is a Karen Z. pattern for a scoop neck, high low top with banded dolman sleeves. I made a size Small based on my body measurements. Sizes are XXS to XXL. I used a cotton jersey from Sawyer Brook. I pretty much made the pattern as instructed, other than at my seam finishes and hem. The pattern... more...
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Pattern Review 3/23/15 10:21 PM
Simplicity - 1715 Misses' & Miss Petite Dress
This is an Amazing Fit pattern for a Misses' & Miss Petite drop-waisted dress with a pleated skirt with neckline and sleeve variations and individual pattern pieces for slim, average and curvy fits and for A,B,C,D cup sizes. Recommended fabrics are laundered cottons, chambray, pique, sateen, crepe, ... more...
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Website Review 1/12/15 3:51 PM
Organic Cotton Plus
I found this online store while searching for natural cotton batiste to line a dress. I actually first found the fabric on Amazon and from there found their website. They have the following categories of fabrics: wovens, knits, hemp, jute, flax, silk and linen, and prints. They also sell notions:... more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 12/20/14 2:27 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9054 Misses' Top and Tunic
Addendum 12/20/14: Version Number 2: I made this version with a cotton/spandex jersey from Sawyer Brook (it is called Linnette on their website). This time, I serged all of the seams except for the neck and the center back. For the neck, I cut half the width of the neck collar to use as my band an... more...
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Class Review 8/13/14 7:18 AM
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
What a wonderful class this is! Alison Smith, one of the authors of The Sewing Book, is the instructor. She is a UK sewing instructor and does a wonderful job. She clearly and thoroughly explains each technique. There is no feeling of anything being hurried and yet the instructions do not drag on... more...
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