|Pattern Review ||5/16/12 2:21 PM|
|Simplicity - 2443 Misses' Dresses |
While I've had Simplicity 2443 in my pattern collection for a while, the Best Of pattern contest really made me pull it out and get to work on it.
Here's some stream-of-consciousness-thoughts:
- I cut a size 10 shoulders, sleeves, and graded to a 12 at the waist.
- For a change, since this is a... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/27/12 12:09 PM|
|BurdaStyle Magazine - 06-2011-114 Pants |
These pants are easy to sew! They are a 1.5 dot pattern in the magazine, really, really easy.
I traced a Burda size 40.
I shortened the pattern - both front and back pieces in 3 places - between the waist and hip by 1 inch (thereby shortening the crotch), right before the knee by 2 inches, and t... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/15/12 6:39 PM|
|McCall's - 4261 Spa Essentials - pants |
I have a hoodie! It's remarkably practical, I can wear it every day, how very sensible of me. I'm quite surprised at myself.
The pattern is McCalls 4261. I thought the order of construction was pretty silly - everything left the raw edge visible, there was a yoke that was overlaid over the front sh... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/9/12 11:40 PM|
|Vogue Patterns - 8667 Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress |
Around this time of year, thoughts usually turn to stitching a birthday dress. This year, I turned to Vogue 8667.
Fun little fabric fact - I bought it with a gift certificate my friend Anna gave me for my birthday last year. Birthday present fabric to make a birthday dress? Score! I love this fabr... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/25/12 6:55 PM|
|BurdaStyle Magazine - 09-2010-122 September cover dress |
I've made this dress before, last year, but evidently, I never reviewed it. That's a pity, this dress is one of my favorites, I wear it all the time, and I love it.
This time around, I didn't even bother looking at the instructions - I looked quickly at my last version, and got to it. The pattern ... more...
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