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Pattern Review 8/14/14 9:56 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2014-116 Cut Out Back Dress
Pattern Description: Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I cut a 34 at the shoulders and bust, 37 at the waist, and 40 at the hip. The elasticized waist and full-skirted hip fit are pretty forgiving and don't need to be exact. Fabric Used: A rayon challis purchased at PS Fabrics in New York for $4.99/yd. T... more...
Pattern Review 7/17/14 8:43 AM
Butterick - 5780 Fold Neck Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' fold neck dress has bodice side front that forms back collar, princess front bodice, waist seam, and pleated skirt. Optional sleeves or cut-on cap sleeve. Pattern Sizing: 8-22. Although this pattern was drafted for ponte knits and I used a (highly stretchy) stretch w... more...
Pattern Review 4/10/14 10:02 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 09-2013-105 Slit/Wrap Front Skirt
Pattern Description: Misses' skirt has two fronts with shaped overlap. Front and back are darted. Center back zipper. Pattern Sizing: 34-44. I cut a 36 at the waist transitioning to a 40 at the hip. Fabric Used: A hot(!) pink wool purchased during Exquisite Fabrics' moving sale when they left ... more...
Pattern Review 3/27/14 8:49 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 11-2011-114 Surplice Knit Top
Pattern Description: Misses' top has surplice drape in front, shoulder seam across back, and dropped armscye. Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I cut a 34 at the shoulders and bust, 38 at the waist, and 40 at the hip. Fabric Used: I got this fabric at Golden D'Or in Dallas in December 2011 and way overpaid... more...
Pattern Review 3/13/14 9:52 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2013-131 Raglan Tee w/ integrated scarf
Pattern Description: Misses' top has raglan sleeves, high neckline, and scarf drafted into front pattern piece. Loose fitting. Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I traced a 36 at the shoulders and bust, transitioning to a 38 at the hips, but used my TNT raglan t-shirt pattern to alter to fit my size (the TN... more...

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