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Pattern Review 4/6/16 4:29 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8542 MISSES' TUNIC AND PANTS
I have made this pattern numerous times before, but usually in a knit and sized down several sizes to a size 8. This gives you an idea how much ease there is. You can see my previous version at the bottom of this review. This time I wanted to use a woven, and I also have put on a little weight sinc... more...
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Pattern Review 2/7/16 2:14 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8659 Misses'/Misses' Petite Tunic, Dress and Pants
I hope nobody is getting upset because my reviews are mostly adaptations, frankenpatterned versions or even per-versions of the pattern I am reviewing. Anyone wanting to know how the pattern performs when sewn up as intended might be pretty frustrated by now. But I hope that there is room for all so... more...
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Pattern Review 1/13/16 6:02 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9060 Misses' Skirt
I have already made a couple of versions of this skirt, which I love to wear, but I was just itching to make it into a dress. Being rather short and round myself, I love bubble style dresses and am always on the lookout for ingenious ideas of how to achieve a good bubble. Marcy Tilton's skirt patter... more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/3/16 2:55 AM
Tessuti - FaveTop Handpainted Tunic
This pattern is possibly a bit overdone at this point, it's been reviewed lots of times and mostly by me. So nothing new to report other than that I am still using it, because when I have a special fabric to show off, and especially when I don't have a lot of it, it is still the best pattern I can t... more...
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Pattern Review 12/31/15 5:49 PM
Vogue Patterns - 9112 Misses' Dress
Well, this hasn't happened for a while. I have actually sewn a dress from a pattern straight out of the envelope, with only the teeny-tiniest alteration. Only Marcy Tilton seems to be able to produce patterns that don't make me feel an urge to alter, quite possibly because they are too complicated f... more...
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