|Pattern Review ||12/11/13 2:51 PM|
|Butterick - 4443 |
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I attached a gathered skirt to it, instead of the half circle skirt included in the pattern (not enough fabric!).
For the skirt, I just ripped right across the width of the fabric, once for the front, and once for the back. That gave me a ratio of almost 3 time...more...
|Pattern Review ||12/4/13 2:25 PM|
|Papercut Patterns - 1011 La Sylphide |
In order to get the contour waistband to fit my shape I basically ended up completely changing its shape. See my blog post here
I had some construction issues with it too, I believe these stem from having the same instruction for the dress view and the skirt view in together:
In step 12 where it ...more...
|Pattern Review ||11/28/13 9:58 PM|
|Sewaholic Patterns - 1001 Pendrell Blouse |
I did make a muslin for this and tweaked the fit for my shape, but that's usual for me. I'm very non-standard. lol.
You can see more on my blog.
My main thoughts for anyone making this are:
"As many people mentioned, it's very long as drafted! I took out about 3" of length from the hem, on top of ...more...
|Pattern Review ||11/17/13 9:13 PM|
|McCall's - 5974 |
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Sizing: terrible, lol!
"I have to say, I have problems with the instructions. Straight away McCalls sets people up to fail by including four inches of ease at the waistline. WHAT?? That's plenty for a woven fabric, let alone a stretchy knit fabric. Very disappointed, McCal...more...
|Pattern Review ||11/10/13 0:07 AM|
|Sewaholic Patterns - 1201 Renfrew Top |
Yes, the famous Sewaholic Renfrew!
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I lengthened the sleeves and hem so I could just use a fold over hem instead of the bands. I wanted to reduce bulk with this thickish wool double knit.
I modified the neckline to a boatneck- more on that on the blog but basically ...more...
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