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Pattern Review 9/22/10 4:13 PM
McCall's - 5052 Shirt in Two Lengths & Tie Bel
I saw the cotton in a quilt shop and thought it would make a fun summer shirt. I didn't intend to have a contrasting collar but was inspired by fellow PatternReviewer Freya Stark's placement of pockets and wanted to do the same -- placing properly into the print cut into my collar fabric. I intended...more...
Pattern Review 5/18/10 2:10 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1159 Misses' Dress
Pattern Sizing: I usually sew a 12 with upper waist length modifications. This pattern did not allow for alteration; the 12 sewed up fine for me. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. The armholes are fairly deep as the picture shows. We...more...
Pattern Review 1/10/10 9:02 PM
Simplicity - 9782 baby layette
Pattern Description: Baby Layette - I used the onesie pattern Pattern Sizing: Size M, 18-21 lbs. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. What did you particularly like or dislike about the patt...more...
Pattern Review 1/2/10 10:34 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8064
The top of this is an older Vogue pattern (year: 2005) that I combined the bottom of another one -- McCall's 4643 (1989 yikes!) The alteration on the halter top, I put a separating zipper in the back and lined it with silk. I used a slight zig zag over a thin ribbon on the inside of the top near...more...
Pattern Review 11/10/08 5:23 PM
Vogue Patterns - 3573 Jacket
Pattern Description: out of print jacket with various collar options Pattern Sizing:8,10,12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes Were the instructions easy to follow?yes Fabric Used:Hawaiian fabric and a linen Pattern Alterations or an...more...
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