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Massachusetts USA
Member since, 5/20/03

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Pattern Review 2/21/12 7:24 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1283 Dress
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, self-lined dress (very close fitting through bust) has seam detail, sleeves cut-in-one with front and back, lingerie straps, very narrow hem and invisible upper side back zipper. I omitted the lingerie straps and invisible zip, and made a deeper hem. I also agree...more...
Pattern Review 7/22/10 11:42 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2010-125 Ruffled and shirred tunic
Pattern Description: (from Burda): "The peasant-style blouse with elastic shirring to look like smocking at the neck and waist embodies a poetic country image." From me: a blouse that is more like a tunic with lots of fiddly steps like shirring, then gathering, and then making a drawstring casing....more...
Pattern Review 4/30/10 2:20 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1170 Misses' Top And Skirt
Pattern Description: Rachel Comey top and skirt outfit. This is a review of the top, which is loose fitting and has knotted details in the front and on the sleeves. I think the skirt is worth making as well. Pattern Sizing: 4-10, I made a size 10. I usually make a size 8 or 10 in Vogue. I prob...more...
Pattern Review 4/28/10 9:41 PM
Patrones Magazine - 12-2009-30 Chaqueton blanco
Pattern Description: Cute short white coat (I think that's what chaqueton blanco translates into English from Spanish) with epaulettes, gathered sleeve cuffs, high collar and big patch pockets. Pattern Sizing: 38-40-42. I'd say the 38 is equivalent to Burda 38, Simplicity 6 or Vogue 8. The diffe...more...
Pattern Review 2/10/10 6:31 PM
Simplicity - 2497 Misses Dresses
front of seersucker dress back of seersucker dress front of silk dress back of silk dress Pattern Description: The much loved ruffle collar dress! Pattern Sizing: 6-8-10, I sized down from 10 to 8. I think that either Simplicity patterns run big or I just prefer less ease. (My measurements point...more...
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