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Pattern Review 9/3/08 10:08 PM
Petite Plus Patterns - 101 Short-sleeved Shell top
Pattern Description: Basic Shell top (short sleeves) with neckline variations. Pattern Sizing: Plus-sized, size 14-24 (sizing resembles ready-to-wear). Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much, except that I'm not a petite (as it tu... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/17/08 11:05 PM
McCall's - 9222 Easy Endless Option Set
Pattern Description: Coordinates (Top, pants, skirt, dress, jacket) Pattern Sizing: 18-32 Womens. I used a size 22. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No! For one thing, I have two arms. LOL. Also, I made some adjustments to the pattern, ... more...
5 comments
 
Pattern Review 8/17/08 11:12 PM
Butterick - 3039 Fast and Easy Separates
Pattern Description: Very easy separates for plus-size. Pullover top (two lengths), dress, pants, skirt, and camp shirt. Pattern Sizing: Women's (plus) sizes, 16-32. I used 22, which is definitely SMALLER than what my real measurements would suggest, but after reading fitting books and recommendat... more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 7/29/08 11:01 PM
Simplicity - 7236 tops and pants 6 made easy
Pattern Description: Plus-sized coordinates: Pull-on elastic pants and various pullover tops. Pattern Sizing: 18W-32W. I cut a 26. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? For the most part. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, just fine... more...
6 comments
 
Book Review 7/28/08 8:43 AM
Power Sewing: New Ways to Make Fine Clothes Fast
PaperBack or HardBound? Hardbound, though there is a paperback version, which is even cheaper (used) on Amazon. This book should not be confused with Betzina's 'Power Sewing Step-by-Step' (which I also love). This predates 'Step-by-Step" and contains a lot of different information. The two book... more...
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