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Pattern Review 11/26/09 1:55 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1055 Misses' Top
I had one yard of 36" wide silk. I really wanted to make a bias top and this was the perfect solution. The model I chose has a converging bias front with a center seam. Perfect for the drape I needed for this silk metallic sheer. The back is cut straight of grain. I eliminated the center button... more...
Pattern Review 11/26/09 1:41 AM
Simplicity - 2938 Misses pant
This is a great pattern with many wearable styles. For now, I've chosen to make the sleek and simple pants without pockets. Sizes run from 10 to 28W I am very happy with how the pants were represented on the pattern envelope. The instructions came with large drawings and simple construction. I... more...
Pattern Review 11/26/09 1:11 AM
Christine Jonson - 426 Shirred Top & Princess Wrap
Once I got the technique of sewing the rayon knit perfected, I totally enjoyed making this pattern. I used fusible twill tape for the hems and they sewed like a dream. The fabric type is super stretchy so I had to cut carefully. By handling the garment carefully the seams draped perfectly. The... more...
Pattern Review 11/26/09 0:39 AM
Simplicity - 2564
I loved sewing this one. It has a deep waistband that is really flattering. I used a heavy cotton print from Amy Butler that has a subtle twill weave. I chose to eliminate the self waist facing and used a petersham grosgrain ribbon waist facing. It makes a neat finish that others don't see but f... more...
Pattern Review 11/26/09 0:06 AM
Butterick - 4985 Misses' Top
Top has three collar types and can be made in soft and structured fabric. I made the colorless version in a cream damask shirting and also a the bow neck style in a print crepe de chine silk. The pattern was very easy to construct without darts and with easy hemming. The only thing to fit for me wa... more...

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