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Pattern Review 2/10/12 0:22 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8615 SPEC OCCASION
Pattern Sizing: I made my usual 18. The sleeves were maybe a bit snug. The bodice comes in cup sizes; I cut my muslin in a C but had to re-cut as a B--I would say this pattern assumes a pretty full bust. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?...more...
Pattern Review 7/31/11 8:38 PM
McCall's - M5380 Laura Ashley Dresses
Pattern Description: Laura Ashley dress with neckline, bodice, strap variations. I've previously made view A; this time I tackled view C for the One Pattern, Many Looks challenge. View C is a deep V neck with halter ties. Pattern Sizing: Made a size 18, as usual. No real alterations made to s...more...
Pattern Review 6/27/11 0:24 AM
Colette Patterns - 1013 Crepe
front back bow Pattern Description: A wrap dress that wraps in the back! Cap sleeves. There are neckline variations, but I made the round neck. Pattern Sizing: All sizes in one pattern! I cut a 12 and graded the waist to a 14; Colette patterns run larger than the big box pattern companies. Did...more...
Pattern Review 6/27/11 0:28 AM
front back Pattern Description: Wrap dress with princess seams, flared skirt, collar, self ties, and sleeve variations. I made view B, which has gathered, pleated sleeves with binding. Pattern Sizing: EE (14-16-18-20) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done...more...
Pattern Review 6/27/11 0:03 AM
McCall's - M5380 Laura Ashley Dresses
Pattern Description: A-Line dress with fitted midriff and bodice. The pattern has 4 different views with bodice and strap variations; I made view B, a ruched sweetheart bodice with straps that tie at the shoulders. Pattern Sizing: DD (12-14-16-18). I believe I cut the 18 but as in some of my pre...more...
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