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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...
Pattern Review 2/13/15 10:48 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1046 Sports Top
Pattern Description: The Pattern is for a long sleeved top in two contrast jersey fabrics. There is a shaped neckband, and two shaped inserts giving a colour block effect. The pattern includes bust shaping, and is designed for medium knits, that is, having enough stretch to provide some ease. Pat... more...
Sewing Tip 2/3/15 8:06 AM
securing facings at shoulder seams
Like many others I secure my facings at the shoulder seams and, for armhole facings, at the underarm seams by stitching in the ditch. I haven't always found it easy to keep the seam in the facing lined up with the bodice seam while stitching, especially in slippery fabrics. For a cowl neck blouse i... more...
Pattern Review 1/31/15 4:35 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1045 Lim Inspired
I drafted this pattern using a dress block in one daughter's measurements. Its a 12 with extra cup room in the front bodice The dress is a basic shaped A line, with wavy pieces forming the armholes and shoulder, similar to or inspired by the Philip Lim dress in the photo. Its not an exact copy. The... more...
Pattern Review 1/18/15 4:01 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 100492-1044 Purple Skirt Suit
This review is for a skirt suit I had ninety per cent made for one dd some time ago, but only just finished off. The suit has princess seams and a peplum, a small collar and edge to edge fastenings made from black leather. I used a firm, plain weave polyester suiting in a deep aubergine colour, a... more...

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