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Pattern Review 9/14/14 3:40 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1019 MISSES' JACKET AND SKIRT
This is the "maybe I'll make this again" jacket. I couldn't stop thinking about the "fun" challenges of this jacket once I finished the test garment. I really wanted to do a wool version but this odd and stiff linen rayon cotton blend really wanted to become this jacket and here it is. Actually t... more...
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Pattern Review 9/9/14 4:20 PM
Vogue Patterns - 2871 DKNY
This is an absolutely beautiful jacket pattern with a lovely shape. It is made up of a lot of smaller pieces and I was able to use 2 "wadders" in black ponte to provide the fabric. I was thrilled as it is some of that ultra beefy stuff from Marcy Tilton. I made a mock up in muslin and noted the 1... more...
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Pattern Review 9/7/14 0:17 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1019 MISSES' JACKET AND SKIRT
It's done and I even wore it for a night on the town. I felt vaguely self conscious about the peplum, and it was a lot warmer than I would have expected from a cotton jacket. Here I am wearing it over a tuxedo shirt. Overall I think it is a very nice jacket pattern with a lovely shape. I cut a... more...
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Pattern Review 8/31/14 2:23 PM
Vogue Patterns - 2923
This is my second time through this pattern. I recently met up with a former clothing line design assistant, who had reams of linen to sell. I went home with a lot of fabric, and while I was there this jacket was complimented (in the tan color), so I went ahead and made up another. This time in a... more...
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Pattern Review 8/31/14 6:54 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2003-113 Blouson
Here's a rather up to date pattern from a very back issue of Burda. I have many to look over and I picked this one for it's "biker" jacket feel and simplicity of design. It is suggesting the use of linen, and since I have recently acquired over 30 yards of linen, it gets a go. As I was tracing t... more...
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