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Pattern Review – Burda 08-2010 112 Top

Found the picture, thanks to Katia and absolutely NO thanks to Burda Pattern Description: This pattern is for a double-layer top. The under layer is offset about 45° at the sides, creating a cool bubble effect. Sizing: 34-44. I used … Continue reading

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Notion Review – Bienfang Canary Sketching and Tracing Paper

Image: Dick Blick Art Materials What it is: This is a lightweight tracing paper in a soft canary yellow. I bought this when Charette was having their going-out-of-business sale (sniff!). I wanted white tracing paper, which I had bought there … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Hotpatterns Marrakesh Pants

Pattern Description: From Hotpatterns’ Website – “Fabulously relaxed glamour in these stunning pants, designed for a drapey pants-weight fabric…try a fluid washed linen, heavy rayon blends, single or double knits or heavy crepe. Relaxed-fit straight leg pants sit around 1” … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – McCalls 6074 1 Hour Dress

It’s hot here, so I wanted to make a little dress to wear and stay cool. I wanted to make it before I left on vacation, but alas, life got in the way so I made it today instead. Pattern … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Vogue 8658 Dress, and a Big Sale

Pattern Description: “MISSES’ TUNIC, DRESS AND PANTS: Tunic A, dress B have front and back darts, shaped hem and shaped neckline finished with fold-over braid. A: three-quarter length sleeves with fold-over braid finishing. B: armholes finished with fold-over braid. Length … Continue reading

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Book Review – Fitting & Pattern Alteration A Multi-method Approach

  Image: Amazon.com I just ordered the second edition of this book, which has some add-ons that look interesting. In the meantime, I’ve owned this book for 5 years and it is my first line of defense in fitting patterns … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – McCall 6069 Beach Coverup (Dress)

I feel like I’ve just come up for air after being under water for too long. As of today, I am half-way through my radiation treatments. I’ll wait to sing alleluia until I’m completely done, but it’s coming! Once I’m … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – BWOF 05-2010 121A Larry Bird Shorts

It’s been a long, bad week. It started with DH’s car dying and it didn’t get any better from there. One of our family’s dear friends died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Vale, Barry. You will be sorely … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Simplicity 4076 Twist Top

Pattern Description: Knit tops with sleeve/neckline variations. I’ve made this pattern several times before, but never the twist top. This time I made it (View F – the sleeveless version) Sizing: 8 10 24. This runs big through the shoulder/upper … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Vogue 1089 Badgley Mishka Dress

Well, you’ve already seen it on, but here’s the full review…. Pattern Description: From Vogue’s website – MISSES’ DRESS: Close-fitting, lined, flared dress has princess seams, midriff with assorted beads and invisible zipper closing. Above mid-knee length. Sizing: 8-22. I … Continue reading

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