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Pattern Review 8/14/11 9:35 PM
Ottobre Design Magazine - 01-2008-35 Loafer Jeans
Pattern Description: "The jeans are a basic loose-fit style with front hip pockets and patch pockets at the back." Pattern Sizing: 128-170 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of. It did except for the waistband. Were the instructions...more...
Pattern Review 7/20/11 5:20 PM
Other - Sew the Contemporary Ward Jean Jacket and A-Line Skirt
Pattern Description: I made the Jean Jacket and A-Line Skirt from Joan Hinds' book Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-Inch Dolls. Pattern Sizing: 18-inch dolls. I made this for Kit (the American Girl doll). Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing wi...more...
Pattern Review 7/9/11 8:11 PM
Vogue Patterns - 1036 MISSES' JACKET
Pattern Description: "Semi-fitted, hip-length, lined or unlined jacket has princess seams, collar or no collar, topstitching details, pockets, front snap closures, shoulder pads, two-piece sleeves and lower band with shaped hemline." Pattern Sizing: This pattern runs from bust size 32 to 55. I was ...more...
Pattern Review 7/4/11 0:30 AM
Simplicity - 2647 Misses Knit Dress or Gown
Pattern Description: Misses' knit dress in two lengths. I made view D. Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I made a straight size 12 even though I measure almost a 14 for bust and 14-16 for hips. I ended up taking in the sides just a bit on the 12, but I should have stuck with the 14-16 for the hips. It pull...more...
Pattern Review 6/26/11 10:44 PM
Jalie - 2563 Women's short tights and sports bra
Pattern Description: "View B: Racerback sport top with lined front, elastic at bottome edge and adjustable spaghetti straps. Neckline, and straps are finished with fold-over elastic (stretch bias)." Pattern Sizing: Kid size 2 to adult 22. I was between sizes so I made the larger of the two. I cou...more...
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