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Pattern Review 4/15/12 10:20 PM
McCall's - 7872 Vintage
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with modifications (collar). Were the instructions easy to follow? No! I don't usually read the instructions but, because this was vintage and a vintage contest I did my best to follow what was writte... more...
Pattern Review 11/18/11 10:10 PM
Vogue Patterns - 7783 Cape & Shawl
Pattern: Click Here Fabric: Wool boucle from Gorgeous Fabrics (a few years ago). Pattern Adjustments: I made view C with the collar and sleeves from view B Fitting Adjustments: None - yipee~ Construction notes: I didn't use any lining or underlining even though I spent months trying to mak... more...
Pattern Review 11/13/11 3:23 PM
McCall's - 6395 Misses'/Miss Petite/ Women's/Women's Petite Dresses
Pattern: McCall's 6395, I made view C with long sleeves but eliminated all the zippers. Fabric: Ponte Roma knit from Janie's Sewing Corner. (If you're a local and buy BLEEDS! Like, I pre-washed it alone and it still tinted my undergarments red the first time I wore it.) Pattern Adjus... more...
Pattern Review 6/19/10 9:25 PM
McCall's - 6067 Girls'/Girls' Plus Dresses In
** Hey, I made a new dress today - right after I posted this review for just the white dress!! ** Pattern Description: Dresses with midriff and gathered skirt with back zipper. Necklines include halter, drawstring, and neck casing. CB zipper; hems are above knee or ankle length. I made view A, AN... more...
Pattern Review 1/3/10 4:06 PM
Butterick - 5255 Chetta B
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, lined, wrapped coat, with collar and lapels, lined patch pockets, belt, two-piece sleeves. (I eliminated the epaulets and sleeve tabs shown.) Pattern Sizing: 8-22 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Ba... more...

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