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[21 Jan 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
McCall’s 5766: Black Wool Coat

I am finally posting a new sewing pattern review! I recently finished sewing a black wool coat that I began over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2009. I got frustrated with the project initially and decided to revisit it again when I went home for Thanksgiving in November.

Pattern Description:
MISSES’ LINED COATS: Fitted across bust coats have empire waist, princess seams with pleated lower section, side seam pockets and sleeve variations; coats are above mid-knee length. The pattern is out of print.
Pattern Sizing:
I made a size 12 (View A)
Did it look …

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[25 Jul 2010 | 45 Comments | ]
Simplicity 2406: Cynthia Rowley Dress

I am happy that my sewing slump is officially over. I finished this dress earlier in the week, but I was too busy tweaking my blog design to post it. Enjoy!

Pattern Description: Misses’ dress in three lengths with sleeve variations by Cynthia Rowley
Pattern Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern (6-14). I made a size 12 and graded to a 14 in the hips (View B)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

Note: The sash in the second photo is longer …

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[10 Jul 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
New Look 6655: Pencil Skirt

Pattern Description: New Look 6655

Pattern sizing: This is a multi-size pattern (6-16). I made a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Oops! I guess I missed a spot while ironing the hem (above).

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I made this pattern in 2007 when I was a beginner. This was an easy pattern and it whips up very quickly. I’ve made two skirts in different colors.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the simple …

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[8 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Look 6655: Top

Pattern Description: New Look 6655 (View B)

Pattern sizing: This is a multi-size pattern (6-16). I made a size 12.
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?
I made this pattern in 2007 when I was a beginner. I don’t remember encountering any challenges during sewing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I do not like the tie front. The horizontal opening (where you insert the tie) is too wide when the tie is tied …

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[3 Jul 2010 | 20 Comments | ]
New Look 6457: Strapless Sundress

Please ignore the crazy lighting and cropped feet. I took this photo with socks on because I needed a pedicure….lol.
Pattern: New Look 6457

Pattern Description:
Dress pattern with gathered skirt, back zipper, 5 different top options, and purse. The bodice is unlined.
Pattern Sizing:
6-16 (I made size 12)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made View B. My dress looked similar to the illustration.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I made this dress a couple of years ago during my first year …

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[30 Jun 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
McCall’s 6083 (Jumpsuit): Crotch FAIL / Tube Top Refashion

I hate to admit that I spend more time purchasing patterns than I do sewing them, so I decided that it’s time to write my first (long overdue) pattern review!

Pattern: McCall’s 6083

Pattern Description: M6083 Jumpsuits A, B, C, D, E have side front pockets, elastic casings and stitched hem; jumpsuit B has shoulder straps; jumpsuit C has sash; jumpsuits D, E have bodice with gathered shoulders, narrow hemmed armholes; jumpsuits A, D are thigh length; jumpsuit B above ankle length; jumpsuits C, E are floor length; optional purchased belt.
Why I …