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Pattern Review 11/16/13 4:54 PM
Simplicity - 4074 Knit dress/top and skirt
Description Cardigan with side-zip front and draped neckline. This was inspired by a garment from ModCloth. This is based very very loosely on Simplicity 4074; however, I modified parts of the pattern substantially to try to get the effect I wanted. Modifications and Construction: I chose this pat...more...
Pattern Review 11/16/13 3:49 PM
Simplicity - 2283 Misses' Knit Tops
Pattern Description & Fabric Used: I made the cowl neckline (view A) with the pleated sleeves from view D. Fabric was a 2 m x 2 m piece of some kind of poly-knit purchased from one of the merchants at Stoffmarkt Holland. I plan to make a skirt with the rest. Sizing and Fit I made a 12. The cowl ne...more...
Pattern Review 11/16/13 3:16 PM
Simplicity - 4074 Knit dress/top and skirt
Pattern Description & Fabric Used: I made the v-neck top (view E) without the sleeves. I might have included sleeves if I had had enough fabric. This pattern is designed for knits only, but, like the first time I made up this pattern, I used a woven fabric. The fabric was a short (if I recall 1/2 ...more...
Pattern Review 9/16/11 1:29 PM
Simplicity - 2369 Misses' Dress
This is the second time I've made this wonderful knit wrap-style dress. I had originally planned to use a different pattern for this fabric, but liked this so much the first time that I decided to stick with something I knew would work and turn out looking nice. I'm not sure I would have had enough ...more...
Pattern Review 7/23/11 7:08 PM
Butterick - 5029 Misses Dress
Pattern Description: Halter dress with rouched midriff band and gathering on bodice and skirt. Construction This pattern is rated "easy", and while there's nothing particularly weird about the construction, it does have a lot of pieces, which might be discouraging for a beginner. The names Butter...more...
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