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Pattern Review 10/31/14 9:27 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9427 80'S wrap jacket
There's plenty of these types of drapey toppers in the pattern world, but this one from the 80's is better than many. It is not too oversized and the construction is sensible. The front hood piece is doubled to make a facing, although I did not have enough fabric so I did a single layer with a 1 i... more...
Pattern Review 10/30/14 3:49 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8839 Misses' Jacket
I plunged into this one thinking a Vogue Tilton pattern couldn't be off by much , but this was just poorly cut in more than one way. The sleeves are very narrow as others have pointed out. I mean I have sticks for arms and they were still too restrictive for a garment that is usually worn over som... more...
Pattern Review 10/4/14 4:55 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2012-114 Jacket (fall coat)
I have been trying out coat patterns for several weeks and I finally settled on this one. A BIG help is using el-cheapo felt as a mock up material. It creates the right feel for a wool's hard to make decisions based on light cotton. This was a nearly loathsome fabric I bought on a la... more...
Pattern Review 9/30/14 9:47 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2013-131 bubble hem coat
Well it's heading into coat season and it's coat toiles 'til the right one comes along. Coats are always a lot of work, even if the pattern is simple. Things are bulky, heavy and linty! Thoughts: *I was surprised how low the pockets are. I am 5'10" and I feel like they are down around my knees.... more...
Pattern Review 9/29/14 11:18 AM
Ottobre Woman Magazine - 05-2014-20 cocoon shape coat
I was surprised this had not been made up and reviewed yet, as it is a simple and attractive coat. I'm sitting on some pink and gray tweed, and thinking hard about the cold days ahead. Anyway I am a tall person and the 1st hurdle I have with any Ottobre pattern is that they are designed for up to ... more...

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