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Pattern Review 11/9/15 4:44 PM
McCall's - 6814 Children's/Boys'/Girls' Costumes
Background: Like everyone else's daughter, my daughter wanted to be Elsa for Halloween last year. I was really hoping for an easier Halloween costume this year and tried to steer her towards the adorable, licensed DC comics superhero costume patterns that Simplicity released a few months back. No su... more...
Pattern Review 10/8/15 6:49 PM
Cashmerette - 1201 Appleton Dress
Background: I was a pattern tester for this dress, so my review applies to the test version of the pattern. I know that from our feedback, Jenny made changes to the final version of the pattern, so the official "released" version is a bit different from the one that I'm reviewing. As a pattern test... more...
Pattern Review 10/8/15 5:02 PM
Blank Slate - Marigold Marigold
I made this again, this time using the blouse view and modifying it to get rid of the peplum but add a shirt tail hem. This version has long sleeves and was made using a Robert Kaufman cotton lawn. This fabric was *perfect* for this pattern--soft, opaque, but lightweight enough to handle the gather... more...
Pattern Review 9/2/15 4:17 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2014-138 Vintage Chic Shirtdress
Note: I had a hard time figuring out how to enter the source/pattern name for this pattern. I obtained my version through the BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Full-Figured Fashion book, but this pattern is available in many forms from BurdaStyle. Ultimately, I chose this "magazine" version so that my revie... more...
Pattern Review 8/18/15 4:01 PM
True Bias - 5102 Mini Southport Dress
Pattern Description: From the True Bias website: "The Mini Southport Dress is a simplified, children's version of the Southport Dress. It is designed with a button opening at center front, and a combination elastic and drawstring waist. The neck and armhole openings are finished with bias tape and ... more...

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