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Pattern Review 3/14/16 5:30 PM
Kwik Sew - 4085 Misses' Tops
Just a quick note: I'm wearing a cami in these pictures, because the top shows just a little more cleavage than I normally go for in daywear, but it's not bad at all, really. I could go without one and be completely decent. Pattern Description: Pullover tunics have mock wrap bodice, elasticized w... more...
Pattern Review 2/22/16 4:17 PM
Oliver + S - OS040FP Forest Path Cape
You wouldn't think that after the trauma I had making the adult version of this cape, I'd ever want to have anything to do with this pattern again. And yet for some inexplicable reason, I decided to make it TWO MORE TIMES! This time I made the child's version, for my three-year-old twin nieces. And ... more...
Pattern Review 1/10/16 10:29 AM
McCall's - 7061 Misses' Tops, Dress, Shorts, Pants and Slippers
Let's start with the, um...elephant in the room, so to speak? I think we can pretty much universally agree that a velour sweatshirt is not one of the world's most flattering garments, and no amount of fine-tuning the fit is going to change that. This one makes me feel a bit like a seal--grey and plu... more...
Pattern Review 12/15/15 11:21 AM
No Pattern Used - Sew4Home Sofa Caddy Sew4Home Sofa Arm 5-Pocket Caddy tutorial
Pattern Description: Step-by-step tutorial for a quilted sofa caddy with multiple pockets, a grippy base, and binding. ETA: I didn't realize that the link didn't come up for the tutorial. Here it is: Sew4Home Sofa Arm 5-Pocket Caddy Did it look like the photo once you were done sewing with it? As... more...
Pattern Review 11/9/15 5:11 PM
McCall's - 7194 Misses' Tops
I just love the look of this pattern--so many fun twists on the basic tunic. But previous reviews have highlighted the very snug fit, particularly in the bust, so I was a little nervous about diving in to one of the more interesting views. This version was an experiment, to check the fit and some ne... more...

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