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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 coating...it's hard to make decisions based on light cotton. This was a nearly loathsome fabric I bought on a la... more...
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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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Pattern Review 9/26/14 2:27 PM
Butterick - B5725 Unlined Jacket from the 70's
When I find a pattern that I like, I usually make it up several times. This is my second go at this old 70's pattern, and I'm pretty pleased with the fit and construction. This is an unlined, fitted design with some unusual all in one type pieces. The front wraps to the side back, and the sleeve ... more...
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Pattern Review 9/21/14 0:38 AM
Butterick - B5725 Unlined Jacket from the 70's
*this is for the oop blazer* Finally a blazer that fits nearly perfect right out of the box! *sleeves not baggy. *shoulders "almost" narrow enough *Armhole trim but not tight. *Long and lean *Under collar separate piece. *Wonderful crazy pieces eliminates many seams. As usual with many patterns t... more...
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