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Pattern Review 8/27/13 11:01 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 37823-1004 No Elastic Quick Knit Skirt
Pattern Description: A self-drafted knit half-circle skirt with a soft no-elastic waistband. It was so easy and quick to make I decided to post a free tutorial on my blog on how to put it together. To make this, you do need an existing knit skirt pattern--you can use one from a dress pattern you ...more...
Pattern Review 7/22/13 8:24 AM
Cake patterns - 0144 Tiramisu Knit Dress
(Disclosure: I am the envelope illustrator and instruction co-designer for Cake Patterns. However I'm not paid to sew, review or write about Cake and all opinions here are my own.) Photos: --Front view -- Back view with awesome chevrons --Half circle skirt on display view --Skirt at rest view --Sid...more...
Pattern Review 6/25/13 7:03 PM
Oliver + S - OS016IC Ice Cream Dress
Photos: --Happy photo --Full front view --Flat front view --Detail back button view This little dress has been swimming around my head since back when I was pregnant and bought this fabric. So I'm quite pleased with myself for finally completing it before my daughter outgrew the largest size in the...more...
Pattern Review 6/11/13 10:33 AM
Cake patterns - 0289 Hummingbird Separates
Photos: --Collage photo --Back view Until I made this skirt, I hadn't inserted an invisible zipper in EIGHT years. It's probably been just as long since I wore short skirts regularly, too--I got into a rut in 2005 when I decided all skirts MUST BE KNEE LENGTH. But that is old news now because I LO...more...
Pattern Review 5/27/13 10:52 PM
Cake patterns - 0289 Hummingbird Separates
My second Hummingbird top—this time in Hummingbird-esque colors! Photos: --Front view --Back view So the moment I saw this hummingbird-colored fabric, I just knew it had to be my second Hummingbird peplum top, to follow the black & white version I reviewed last week. In fact, most of the time ...more...
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