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Pattern Review 10/30/11 9:26 AM
Vogue Patterns - 8663 Misses' Dress
Pattern Description: Dresses have fitted, pleated bodice, front neckline finished with bias tape, back zipper, flared skirt and stitched hems. Pattern Sizing: AA(6-12), E5(14-22). I measured B-W-H 10-12-12, cut these in the muslin. Too big. Ended up making 8 at shoulders, 10 elsewhere, with a smal...more...
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Pattern Review 9/4/11 10:30 AM
New Look - 6802 Misses Knit Dresses
Pattern Description: Empire-waisted knit dress with V-neck, short, puffed or long sleeves, and an optional twist overlay on the front. I made view C, the one with puffed sleeves and twist overlay. The photos are all of the muslin as it was clear that this pattern was a dead loss on me, so I didn'...more...
7 comments
 
Pattern Review 7/17/11 11:07 AM
Jalie - 3024 Dresses
Pattern Description: Fitted empire-waist knit dress with waist inset and choice of 3 bodices: boat neck with short kimono sleeve (with binding on wrong side of neckline), sleeveless crossover neckline with visible binding, sleeveless scoopneck with visible binding. A flounce can be sewn to the hem....more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 6/11/11 10:54 AM
Burda - 8235
Pattern Description: Bag + case. I made the case. I bought the pattern for the shoulder bag, but haven't made it as I would need to add a couple of pockets which, I've decided, is quite scary! I've been carrying my phone in an odd sock (cringe), couldn't find a sufficiently padded but not too hor...more...
3 comments
 
Pattern Review 6/5/11 10:58 AM
Kwik Sew - 2619 Two Piece Knit Dress
Pattern Description: Misses' A-line skirts and close fitting pull-over tops. Skirt in two lengths has elastic waist. I made the view C skirt (the knee-length one) in green and then again in purple. Pattern Sizing: XS to XL. My waist and hips both measured between the S and M sizes. I cut an S on ...more...
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I can make wearable boat-necked empire-line dresses but not much else! I made one attempt at an 'easy' shift dress - it was so hard! And never got beyond the second muslin...more

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