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Pattern Review 3/31/16 11:56 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 216165-1004 V Necked Top
Old reliable tee shirt pattern block - I just keep dragging it out for every new tee shirt variation I can find. Fit depends on the fabric. For this particular version, I had found an oversized twinset at Goodwill, fell in love with the fabric, and held onto it for years. The pink in the argyle p... more...
Pattern Review 3/31/16 11:49 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 216165-1003 Missoni Shell
I found half a yard of Missoni knit at Colorado Fabrics in the perfect shade of pink. There was barely enough to make anything, but I got out my old reliable tee shirt block and cut out a little shell top. There was enough bits leftover to make a mini-banded neckline. It's a modern nod to Phryne F... more...
Pattern Review 3/31/16 11:42 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 216165-1002 Banded Neck Sweater
I used a tee shirt that fit well and added a banded neck. The only problem: this particular knit stretched and stretched. I had to reshape the arms several times. And no matter what I did, when I sewed a hem on the sleeves or the bottom of the tee shirt, it looked funky. So I decided to highlight th... more...
Pattern Review 3/31/16 11:34 PM
Simplicity - 3694 Misses Built By Wendy Hoody
I made this pattern into a bathrobe a few years back, but I was looking for a raglan sleeve jacket ala Phryne Fisher. This is a simple, reliable pattern that looked good as a bathrobe and even better as a short jacket. Instructions are simple and it fits well. I used a lacy cotton/poly knit novelt... more...
Pattern Review 3/31/16 11:26 PM
Butterick - 5859 Misses' Jacket, Blouse, Skirt and Pants
The pattern is for pants, a skirt, a jacket, and a blouse. I made the blouse. Sizes 14-18. I was pleasantly surprised. For a blouse that had no darts, it is remarkably flattering. The curved hem looks great over pants or a skirt. The bow is exactly the right length. I'd make it again. The only t... more...

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