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Pattern Review 8/30/15 0:10 AM
New Look - 6249 Misses' Jacket with Length Variations & Vest
It is quite a while since I have made a jacket, but I have a couple of pieces of boiled wool in my stash which were looking at me accusingly. When I came across a blog post regarding this pattern on Jean Margaret's blog I liked her version so much that I had to make my own. Luckily the pattern is qu... more...
Pattern Review 7/19/15 4:36 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9107 Misses' Tunic, Dress and Pants
I always make modifications to patterns, so recommending this one with modifications is nothing special. What jumped out at me before I even started was the two part sleeves. Considering this is hardly a tailored jacket I was a bit surprised. Silk crepe, heavy georgette and matte jersey were recomme... more...
Pattern Review 7/13/15 5:20 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 82155-1008 Lagenlook Top
It is a total porky to describe this as a self-drafted pattern, but there isn't a suitable option in the review template and this is the closest. The pattern is based on an online sketch, which I translated into a printable pattern on the computer and overlaid with a TNT for the critical shoulder an... more...
Pattern Review 7/5/15 0:00 AM
Other - Boho Banjo Willara dress and Tunic
This is the first time I have tried a pattern from this Australian indie designer, Pearl Red Moon of Boho Banjo designs. Pearl designs Lagenlook and asked me to review her patterns, offering to let me try them for free. As it happened, I had already heard about her Willara dress pattern from someone... more...
Pattern Review 6/29/15 1:35 AM
Vogue Patterns - 9060 Misses' Skirt
I find the new bubble shapes for dresses and skirts really exciting and when Marcy Tilton published this pattern I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I'm glad to say that I was not disappointed. I made version A, with the shorter, single fold waistband. This skirt pattern is an easy, quick sew an... more...

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