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Pattern Review 12/10/14 1:43 PM
Butterick - 5490 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' sundress in knee or maxi length has bodice with V neckline and triple bust pleats, separate midriff, and full pleated skirt. Pattern Sizing: 8-22. I cut an 8 at the shoulders and bust, a 10 at the waist, and a 12 at the hip (though I had to narrow the skirt due to fab... more...
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Pattern Review 9/18/14 9:46 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 60432-1031 Peekaboo Midriff Dress
Pattern Description: Dress has draped crossover front bodice with peekaboo midriff, gathered back neck with tie, and gathered skirt. Fully lined. Fabric Used: A gorgeous green silk charmeuse purchased at Paron in New York in at the beginning of August. With a Living Social deal and their sale, I... more...
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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...
23 comments
 
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...
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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...
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