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Member since, 11/20/09

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Pattern Review 1/23/16 2:54 PM
Sewaholic Patterns - 1001 Pendrell Blouse
Click Here to see my blog post with more details. I've made this pattern quite a few times and I find it a great basic pattern to have fun with. In this version, I modified the princess seam to come from the armhole. I fitted this to myself by reducing the ease somewhat and also adding width for ... more...
Pattern Review 1/16/16 10:33 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8645 Misses' Dress and Sash
Click Here to see my blog post about this make :) Pattern Sizing: Because of the bad sizing on commercial patterns I always size down, usually 2 sizes. I graded out for hips but this is unneccessary in such a flared pattern really. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once yo... more...
Pattern Review 10/30/14 5:32 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8766
Click Here to see my blog post about it. Obviously this is not the same neckline as the pattern; I raised it all around for a close fit to the neck. I drafted a Peter Pan collar for it, and cut the pattern's back on the fold, instead, using the side seam for a zip. I wish I'd made a keyhole for the... more...
Pattern Review 9/1/14 9:38 PM
Sewaholic Patterns - 1206 Hollyburn Skirt
This is a great basic skirt. Click Here to see my blog post about it. The skirt comes in three lengths. This is the mid length. I did shorten it slightly when levelling the hem (about an inch). Overall, it's a good pattern which runs true to size (I'd advise to size up if you're in between sizes- ... more...
Pattern Review 8/26/14 10:10 PM
Colette Patterns - 1005 Beignet
You can see my previous beignet here: Click Here I have a lot more notes on construction here. And of course the blog post Here This tested my patience but it wasn't the pattern's fault! I think it's a stylish pattern and I'd like to make many of them! The tricky thing was using a thick wool and u... more...

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