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Pattern Review Work in Progress Work in Progress9/2/15 2:21 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2012-103 Blouse
I searched high and low for a rounded collared shirt and finally found this one. I was also thrilled to see it had a different manner of attachment. I felt a little fatigued by collar stands, and this one is stitched on with a bias strip that you stitch over the seam. It works nicely, looks neat ... more...
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Pattern Review 8/27/15 10:04 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8747 Misses' /Misses' Petite Shirt
Couple things right off the top of my head: * next time I will attach the collar coat like...ie. the outside seam is last. This should cut down on the wad of layers at a crucial intersection. I actually did this on the 2nd version and it works nicely. Treat the inside piece as a facing and carefu... more...
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Pattern Review 8/26/15 5:52 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8538 MISSES' JACKET
I made this up a few years ago but I was not completely happy with it. I had lined it in a wool poly and it was very heavy and too warm for a transitional jacket. This summer I added the wool cuffs and collar from an AnnTaylor shrug I was going to discard. (strangely, it fit the dog!) I removed th... more...
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Pattern Review 8/25/15 6:43 PM
Neue Mode - 23239 Dress
After a series of disappointments I returned to my good but too big pile and rediscovered this pattern. I'm just using the top half as a blouse. It fits me well and I like the way the sleeves are not sewn all the way to the edge. The neckline is lightly gathered here as the original is a boatneck... more...
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