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Pattern Review 6/8/14 11:22 PM
McCall's - 6965 Skirt or shorts? Which is it?
Pattern Description: Flared shorts and pants (very loose fitting through hips) have contour waistband, princess seams, back zipper, and narrow hem. I made view "B" for the shortest style. Pattern Sizing: (6-14). I used my standard 8. I really can't comment on sizing since I sewed smaller seam al... more...
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Pattern Review 2/12/14 7:15 PM
McCall's - 6801 L'Wren Scott Knock-Off
If you like Vogue 1314, this is another Tracey Reese runched bodycon dress with similar construction. Inspired by this L'Wren Scott sweetheart neckline dress which I *would* have bought if the sleeves weren't so darn tight. Pattern Sizing: If you've made Vogue 1314, go with the same sizing. I fou... more...
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Pattern Review 2/11/14 8:18 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1314 Tracey Reese Best of 2013
There are plenty of great reviews, so I'll just cut to the chase and add stuff that *might* be new feedback (sorry if I missed it in other reviews): 1) Sizing - most reviewers go down one size. When I tried, it was tight in the shoulders, bust, and especially the arms! I agree the waist and hips a... more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/20/13 4:21 PM
McCall's - 6288 American Apparel Bodysuit Copy
This is my American Apparel Ballet Bodysuit knock-off, my Free People cropped ballet top knock-off, and perhaps my first TNT! Pattern Sizing: 4-12. I cut 8 on top and 6 from high hip down. This is my new "usual" since losing weight, along with a 1" above waist petite adjustment. Did it look like ... more...
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Pattern Review 11/5/13 1:41 AM
Simplicity - 1717 Misses Skirt
I had a similar patent leather skirt (before kids) which was SUPER short and wanted a more grown-up version. Plus I was drawn to the Kristen Stewart look-alike model on the envelope. Pattern Sizing: 6-14. This was my first "Amazing Fit" pattern which has 1" side seam allowances. I cut my regular... more...
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