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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...
Pattern Review 10/5/15 10:40 AM
Lynn McMasters - Elizabethan Arched Brim Elizabethan Arched Brim Hat
I am torn on whether to rate this "Recommended with Modifications," or "Difficult, but Great for Advanced Sewers." I made the project without any modifications and got more or less the results I expected, so that's good. But I think a fair amount of skill or experience is necessary to interpret the ... more...
Pattern Review 7/18/15 1:24 AM
Liesl + Co. - LC002 Woodland stroll cape
I made this in January for my mom, and it's taken me this long (six months) to write a review. For all the details, you can read about the entire saga of this project on my blog. Pattern Description: Take a little stroll in this simple, chic, fully-lined cape. With buttons (or snaps) at the sides a... more...

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