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Pattern Review 3/20/15 0:51 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8766-1 Easy Options Dress
This is another frankendress. I started with the bodice from Vogue 8766 and planned to use the circle skirt but found that my fabric just wasn't wide enough. So I ended up using the pleated skirt from Simplicity 4070 which I knew would work fine. The dress sewed up well but the fit is not quite r... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/15 0:50 AM
PatternRunway - 1301 Gathered Sundress
As soon as I saw this dress online I knew I had to try it. The fact that it's a PDF is brilliant and it meant that I could get started right away. I think from memory I made the 42 but cut a 44 waistband and just trimmed it to fit. I didn't want to chance that the waistband was too small. This d... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/15 1:48 AM
Simplicity - 1419 Misses' Dress and Jacket
Being a primary school teacher has some big pros when it comes to clothing. I can get away with all kinds of prints and Easter is the perfect time to wear a Rabbit Dress. I actually bought the fabric last year from Spotlight but noticed that it's still around. It's a really heavy cotton that I wo... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/15 0:52 AM
Simplicity - 1366 Misses' Skirt and Top Cynthia Rowley Collection
Ok, I am keeping the original review here but I am updating to add the modifications I did so that this top is now wearable for me. It's not perfect, but I'll be able to wear it. I thought about putting a gusset into the underarm section (thanks Carolynw :) and then figured I could just sew a stri... more...
Pattern Review 3/20/15 0:52 AM
PatternRunway - 1302 Easy Kimono Dress
Pattern Description: Super easy, super quick to sew and lovely to wear. Our women’s relaxed fit dress with an elastic waist features short kimono sleeves, keyhole opening at centre back and finishes above the knee. Pattern Sizing:XXS - L. I made a M top and L skirt but next time will make a S t... more...

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