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Pattern Review 2/20/10 1:55 PM
Simplicity - 4020 Knit Tops
Pattern Description: Several styles of knit tops. I sewed View A. This pattern is ranked as a PR top pattern, mostly for the kimono-inspired and sleeveless versions, but fewer people have reviewed View A. Pattern Sizing: Many sizes up to size 20. I sewed several sizes larger than I would usually w... more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/4/10 10:06 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2008-101 BWOF
Project photo Oh goodness. Terrible photo. It's actually the best I have, for now. Had to photograph quickly while my husband was loading the car, with the engine running to warm it up, before we left my parent's house for our long drive back to Chicago. I forgot until last second that I took piece... more...
4 comments
 
Pattern Review 1/1/10 3:21 PM
HotPatterns - Slinky Shrug
Edited to add -- this is explained on my blog but not in the review -- this is my mom in the photo. I had to choose a size without knowing her exact measurements. Thus, this pattern is great for a gift because even if you err on the side of sewing a larger size, it is seen as just cozier and warmer.... more...
9 comments
 
Pattern Review 3/6/10 1:30 PM
McCall's - 5617 Hillary Duff
EDITED to add that I sewed this pattern again, but as a skirt instead of a dress! I wanted a long skirt with ruffle hem. I simply cut the fabric to produce the length of skirt I wanted. I tapered the side seams toward the waist based on my hip and waist measurements, and added an elastic waistband. ... more...
2 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/25/09 0:25 AM
New Look - 6778 Misses Dress
Pattern Description: Simple spaghetti or ribbon strap dress. Wear alone or over a T or tank. Knee and mid-calf length. For wovens or knits. Very current gathering detail at chest. Pattern Sizing: 6-16 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes... more...
 
 

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