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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...
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...
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...
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...
Pattern Review 4/7/13 10:35 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1224 Tracey Reese Best of 2011
This is the FIRST dress pattern I've made which works STRAIGHT out of the envelope! [insert angels singing here]. This deserves to win best pattern again! My fave sewable in a long time. Pattern Sizing: 8 all around. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done...more...
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I started sewing on a machine when I was 4 years old. But I've always done easy stuff. At first, I was a little offended to have to label myself an "advanced beginner" since I've been sewing for alm...more

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