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michellerene

michellerene  star
Washington UNITED STATES
Member since, 6/11/05
Intermediate

photo Pattern Review 7/9/05 12:12 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 33740-1000 Maternity Dress
Pattern Description: LOL! It feels funny to be "rating" my own creation, but here goes... I have been unable to find just the right pattern for the simple, pull over, long, tank style maternity dress (with no zipper or buttons!) I've had in my mind, so I put together my own pattern from bits & p... more...
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photo Pattern Review 7/10/05 7:59 PM
McCall's - 4880 Maternity Tops, Skirt, Pants
7/10/05 Edited to add: I made a dress today using this pattern as well. I simply lengthened the "skirt" part of the top to make it a long dress. I also did a "partial" full bust adjustment by drawing a line up through the underbust darts & stopping about 1 1/2" from the edge of the pattern, cutti... more...
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photo Pattern Review 7/1/05 6:24 PM
Butterick - 3403 Maternity Top Dress Pants
Pattern Description: Loose fitting maternity top, dress, pants & shorts. Top & dress with back ties. Pants & shorts with stretch panel. Pattern Sizing: 8-12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not at all, since I made so many changes! Wer... more...
11 comments
 
photo Pattern Review 6/24/05 11:43 AM
Butterick - 6886 Nursing Pajamas
Pattern Description: This pattern is for a maternity robe & nursing nightgown with hidden openings for nursing in an inverted front pleat. Pattern Sizing: L/XL I sewed the Large, although I probably could have gotten away with the next size down-- this pattern has LOTS of ease! Did it look like t... more...
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Sewing Tip 6/22/05 7:00 PM
Crayola Washable Markers for Marking Fabric
This is such a "duh" idea, that I'm not even sure it's worth posting, but here goes-- I use my son's Crayola washable markers for transferring pattern markings to my fabric. They come in many colors and always seem to be in abundance around my house! They are designed to be washable, and, although I... more...
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