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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...
Pattern Review 11/1/15 3:42 PM
McCall's - 6796 Misses' Tops
So... when I put this on for the photoshoot, my husband looked at me and said, "You made that. It's awesome! Like something you'd buy downtown at Hall's." (an old Kansas City landmark, a high-end department store founded by the Hallmark [Hall] family.) Evidently my opinion on the top is not unanimou... more...
Pattern Review 10/20/15 4:30 PM
New Look - 6330 Misses' Just for Knits Sportswear Pattern
Pattern Description: Misses' knit pattern includes top, pants with elastic waist and long sleeve cardigan in two lengths with front closure. Pants can also be made in wovens. I made View C, the shorter cardigan. Pattern Sizing: 10-22. I made a 16. ...About that size 16. I am not a size 16. I'd l... more...

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