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Pattern Review 4/9/11 11:50 AM
Butterick - 4132
Pattern Description: Unlined, loose-fitting, below waist, pullover top has cowl-neck. Options for sleeveless, short sleeve, sleeve slits, long bell sleeves, belt. Pattern Sizing: 8,10,12. I made view C in a straight 12 figuring my usual FBA was not needed on this design, which was true. Did it lo...more...
Pattern Review 3/2/11 12:39 PM
McCall's - 5635 Anorak Jacket
Pattern Description: Unlined, loose fitting jacket in two lengths has front facing, large snaps closing and casing with drawstring on yoke or hood and waistline. Pattern Sizing: 6-14. I cut a straight 12. The pattern indicates that the finished bust on size 12 is 41.5", but my finished jacket mea...more...
Pattern Review 11/9/08 3:10 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8408 MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE DRESS A
Pattern Description: Misses Dress and Belt: Princess seamed dress has oversize collar, topstitching and back slits. I made view B, long sleeves, without the belt. Pattern Sizing: 8-10-12-14 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, though I m...more...
Pattern Review 6/30/08 10:11 PM
New Look - 6557 Misses Dresses
Pattern Description: Misses' easy sundress Pattern Sizing: 8-18 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? From the front, yes. Back, not so much due to drastic sizing adjustments I had to make. Were the instructions easy to follow? Not especially....more...
Pattern Review 3/23/08 8:08 PM
McCall's - 5241 1-Hour Cardigan
Pattern Description: Cardigan in three lengths. Flared open-front cardigan has irregular hem. I would call this a wrap, not a cardigan. It may be worn loose or tied in front. I made View B, the medium length. Pattern Sizing: XS-S-M. I made the medium, normally make a size 12 with FBA. Did it look l...more...
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