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Member since, 7/23/07

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Pattern Review 4/14/13 4:15 PM
Butterick - 5196 Butterick Classics Fast&Easy
My SIL is having her second child and we thought it would make a nice gift. All the pregnant women around me seem to run out of clothing at some point during the pregnancy. I try to help them by adding a few pieces here and there. Pattern Description: For top A: Pull-over top has twisted front de...more...
Pattern Review 5/4/12 8:19 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2009-116 Dress
This is a belated birthday gift for my coworker, DAC. I had bought the fabric for an unspecified project and then decided to make this surprise maxi dress for her after a chat about summer styles. Frankly, I enjoy sewing for her because she's about my height and size, if of a different body shape. ...more...
Pattern Review 4/30/12 1:54 PM
McCall's - 5974 Palmer Pletsch Wrap Dress
This is the third dress I've made for the "Best of Patterns Contest 2012" here on PR and I like it. BUT eagle-eyed seamstresses will notice right away the BIG PROBLEM. I completely, but COMPLETELY forgot to match the seams on the bias plaid. The vague matching on the bodice is purely accidental. L...more...
Pattern Review 4/22/12 6:05 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2010-129 Wide Legged Tuxedo Pants
The shocking truth is that this is the pattern I was supposed to use for Trouser Sewalonglast year's on Sunni's blog...but never made it. Well, my mojo is back and I have nothing to wear so I decided to make a quick and dirty version in a different pattern than planned. Pattern Description: Wide...more...
Pattern Review 4/22/12 5:17 PM
Simplicity - 3503 Misses Day or Evening Knit
Pattern Description: Empire-waist knit dress with a surplice bodice gathered at the shoulders and bust in the front, plain surplice back with ties and a slightly flared skirt with Center Front and Center Back gathers. Pattern Sizing: 6-14. I made a modified 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing...more...
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