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Pattern Review Work in Progress Work in Progress4/18/15 8:25 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1048 Bell Sleeve Overshirt
Pattern Description: An Overshirt with floaty open bell sleeves, shallow Vee neck front and back, shirt front opening, side slits and tie belt. Pattern Sizing: I've made this in a 12 DDcup, but plan to draft it in other sizes later Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once yo... more...
Sewing Tip 4/1/15 7:19 AM
Kick Pleats, avoid droop
If you make a kick pleat and your fabric is not too thick, you can run the pleat all the way up to the waistband and secure it there. Sometimes, top stitching across the top of a pleat looks right. This is a way of stopping a kick pleat from drooping if your fabric is thick, and you don't want top ... more...
Pattern Review 3/27/15 4:48 PM
Pattern Description: "Above hip length jacket has two-piece raglan three-quarter length sleeve, collar and back pleat with bow, front button opening." Pattern Sizing: I made size 14 (I should have cut at least one size smaller!) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you ... more...
Pattern Review 3/15/15 3:59 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1408 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: Close-fitting and flared, lined dress has seam detail, and invisible back zipper. Pattern Sizing:available in sizes 6 - 22. I made 12. The pattern tissue shows the finished bust measurement of the 12 as 36 " so going by that I should have made a 14 or 16. However in this fabric... more...
Pattern Review 2/13/15 11:30 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1047 Bouclé Suit
This is a suit pattern with a cardigan style edge to edge jacket with princess seams and three quarter length sleeves, and a straight skirt. Its made in a wool jersey with a tweedy bouclĂ© effect, the base colour being red, but with flecks of green, gold and cream in it. Its lined in a rayon satin ... more...

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