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Pattern Review 8/6/05 5:49 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2005-112 Twist Top
I made this top in a heavy-ish polyester jersey. The making was pretty straightforward. One suggestion I have is that if you anticipate perhaps having to let out the sideseams at all then put the gathering stitching on the very outside edge of the front pieces. It's quite tricky to remove the gat... more...
Pattern Review 10/9/05 6:42 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2668 Guy Laroche
Modified to add photos - somehow these trousers seem to have more wrinkles in photos than in real life! Any suggestions on how to get rid of the wrinkles would be very welcome. back view side view ----------------------------------------------------------------------- I haven't rated this patter... more...
Pattern Review 3/26/05 3:53 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2611 Misses' Semi-Fitted top
I've previously reviewed views C and E of this pattern. This review is for view B, a bias-cut wrap shirt which ties in the back. I made the shirt in a size 18, from a lightweight quilting cotton. The only alteration I made was to shorten the sleeves. I couldn't work out how to add for increase... more...
Pattern Review 3/14/05 6:22 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2611 Misses' Semi-Fitted top
Pattern Description: Wrap and cowl tops - designed for woven fabrics or jersey Pattern Sizing: regular Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I've made 4 of these tops (3 view E and 1 view C). The effect you get is very dependent on the fabric... more...
Pattern Review 10/29/04 8:41 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2003-138 short sleeve shirt
Pattern Description: Plus sized shirt with curved dart, angled sleeves and an interesting collar Pattern Sizing: 44-52; I used 44 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It looked like the drawing - the photos are pretty hopeless for seeing clea... more...

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