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wendybirde

wendybirde 
Rhode Island USA
Member since, 1/18/10
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Pattern Review 11/11/13 10:12 AM
McCall's - 6435 Misses' Tops
Blogged: 5th Element Sweater Pattern: McCalls 6435, size 12 Rating: 4/5 Fabric, etc.: 1 yard light blue/grey heathered 100% wool sweater knit and 1/2 yard orange 100% wool sweater knit, both from Mood Fabrics Cost: $22.50 Time: Around 6 hours Notes: I love this sweater! I almost didn't have enough y...more...
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Pattern Review 11/11/13 10:08 AM
McCall's - 6828 Children's/Boys'/Girls' Coats
Blogged: What Does The Fox Say? Coate Pattern: McCalls 6848, Size 3 (he's a size 2) $6.50 Rating: 4/5 Fabric, etc.: Blizzard Fleece from JoAnn Fabrics $17;Coconut buttons (4) $12 Cost: $35.50 Time: 15 hours Notes: Being a kids pattern, it was pretty straightforward to construct and a very cute resul...more...
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Pattern Review 1/31/13 1:03 PM
McCall's - 6559 Misses' Unlined Jackets and Dresses
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Except for the part where it was totally shapeless. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the patchwork part of the design, bu...more...
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Pattern Review 1/14/13 9:54 AM
Butterick - 5509 Aprons
Fabric: 100% cotton canvas from the Bargain Loft at Lorraine Fabrics in Pawtucket, RI Pattern: Butterick 5509 (View B/E) from stash Total cost: 3 yds. x $1.99/yd. = $6 Year: The pattern is a "Making History" pattern, I intended it to be 1913. Notions: None. Hours to complete: 4 for the apron, 1 ...more...
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Pattern Review 12/26/12 9:47 AM
Simplicity - 9958 Mens and Boys Boxers
Pattern Sizing: I made the Men's small. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I only had one hiccup. This was when it came to the fly opening. The order of stitching was a tad confusing, although ...more...
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