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Pattern Review 3/16/15 8:05 PM
Tessuti - Fave top
I have made this pattern far too may times now, and honest-to-goodness, hands-on-my-heart, I am trying to move on. But there are times when you have a special fabric, one you want to do all the talking, that needs a simple loose style for maximum impact. These are the times when it is hard to go pas... more...
Pattern Review 1/26/15 1:24 AM
Tina Givens - TGP-A3121 Phoebe Pants
Pants patterns are the most boring thing in the world, until you need one that fits you well and looks good. Then they become something akin to the Holy Grail. I don't want pants that yell 'Look at me! Look at me!'. Being a pear shaped woman, all I want are pants that stay modestly in the backgroun... more...
Pattern Review 1/16/15 1:29 AM
Other - 00000 Tablecloth Dress
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER take anything for granted when sewing for an important deadline. I fussed and fussed until everyone was sick of me with my last MOG dress, so this time I was going for fast and simple. I thought: fabric -- check pattern -- check made it before and easy-peasy -- check! So I left... more...
Pattern Review 12/30/14 8:04 PM
Tessuti - Fave top
You can tell I am on holidays and have time on my hands as I am publishing my second review this week. This is another version of my all-time favourite pattern, the single most bang for your effort I have come across in 40 years of sewing. The Fave Top uses about 1.5m of fabric, can be made with sh... more...
Pattern Review 12/29/14 0:03 AM
Tina Givens - TGF-A4023 Bloom Dress
Tina Givens is a designer after my own heart. Easy sewing -- but lots of style. What's more, the Bloom dress is a free download. What's not to like? A word of caution. Simple styles are often the most difficult from a design point of view. The choice of fabric, weight, texture, print -- it can make... more...

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