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Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
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Complete List of Videos

  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
  9. Sewing the Skirt
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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3573 (V-neckline Wrap Top)

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Reviewed by:aliesje

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Posted on:9/5/10 3:48 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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Vivienne said... (10/10/11 1:33 PM) Reply
I love it too! Totally get you about the Madame Butterfly / culturally appropriate feeling though.
barebear said... (9/6/10 4:58 PM) Reply
I think it looks gorgeous! You picked a beautiful fabric, and the pattern shows it off well. But I can understand the reluctance with the sleeves, if that isn't your thing. I like your modifications already. You could try to tuck or pleat it at the top of the sleeve, where it sticks out, and either attach a tie or a tab or something (possibly in a contrasting colour) to hold the tuck closed. This would draw the winged out sleeve closer to your arm. I hope that makes sense. :)
carolynw said... (9/5/10 10:49 PM) Reply
I think it looks very nice but I do know what you mean about kimono sleeves sticking up a bit - has happened to me so try curving the shoulder seam towards the hem - that may help but as said it looks really nice - the fabric is so beautiful
crazygrad said... (9/5/10 8:06 PM) Reply
LOVE your fabric! I have been sitting on this pattern for a while-- thanks for the review!
AnitaJJ said... (9/5/10 5:26 PM) Reply
very pretty top
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