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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...
Pattern Review 2/28/14 9:05 AM
Other - Inspired by the Movies Silver&Gold Digger
When the "Inspired by the Movies" contest was announced I was kind of stumped.  I have made a zillion costumes based on movie characters, but the requirement for this contest is that the final result *not* be a costume.  Which is a clever twist but was not inspiring me so much.  I was trying to thin...more...
Pattern Review 2/27/14 10:23 AM
Simplicity - 1805 Dolman Top
Pattern Description: Choice of knit tops with either dolman or raglan sleeve. I made View A with the dolman sleeve. Pattern Sizing: XXS-XXL. I cut an XXS at the shoulders, an S at the waist, and an M at the hip, based on my TNT pullover woven top. Fabric Used: This pattern is drafted for knits,...more...
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