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Pattern Review 11/22/15 1:31 AM
Kitschy Coo - Lady Skater Dress Lady Skater Dress
Pattern Sizing: I used the biggest size (8) except for the arms which were a 7 (the 8 arms were baggy on me). For reference, at my current size I normally cut an 18 above the bust (with an FBA) going towards a 22 at the waist. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were... more...
Pattern Review 7/17/14 11:22 PM
Simplicity - 1914 Misses' & Plus Size Amazing Fit Dresses
No photo as I never properly finished the dress. It was obvious to me that I'd never wear it. This pattern is well drafted. I cut a 20, and had no issues with darts or seams not lining up. It came together perfectly. The instructions were thorough, with lots of advice on fitting, as is usual with t... more...
Pattern Review 1/25/14 2:44 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1027 MISSES' DRESS
Pattern Description: Wrap bodice pullover dress with ties and flared skirt. And pockets! Pattern Sizing: I used a 16 for the shoulders, morphing to a 20 around the waist then back to a 16 again. I also did a 1 inch FBA. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done... more...
Pattern Review 6/8/12 4:46 AM
McCall's - 6076 Misses' Shirts
Pattern Description: Shoulder princess shirt with sleeve options and really helpful alteration lines and instructions for getting a good fit Pattern Sizing: My pattern contained 16 to 22. I cut an 18. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ye... more...
Pattern Review 5/26/12 7:36 PM
Simplicity - 7268
Pattern Description: ©1967 Dress and Jacket in Women's and Half-Sizes...Designer Fashion: The princess A-line dress has lowered round neckline with three-piece collar, short set-in sleeves, back zipper and pockets concealed in side front seams. The lined, princess jacket with slits in side front s... more...

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I learned to sew when I was a child but never spent much time with it. In 2006 I decided, a week before my wedding, to make a black hooded cloak to wear to the registry office and for photos afterward... more

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