Pattern Reviews

Skirt Wardrobe 1103

Skirt Wardrobe 1103
April 30, 2012
Pattern Reviews

I love Textile Studio Patterns. Their designs are classic, elegant and timeless. Skirt Wardrobe Pattern Description: Now you can create those simple and pricey skirts you see in ready-to-wear. This pattern contains 3 pull-on skirts: An a-line, a four gore and a six gore. Fabric Used: Triacetate/poly blend from Fabric Mart. It is a bit heavier than the fabric suggestions …MORE…

Heathered Charcoal Top

Heathered Charcoal Top
November 27, 2011
Pattern Reviews

I love this pattern, it makes a great fabric canvas. I made the tunic view E, shortened it and left off the neck ring. Butterick 5528 Pattern Description: Close-fitting, straight tunic E has cap sleeves, stitched hem and neck ring. Fabric Used: Cotton/Lycra Jersey – Heathered Charcoal Gray Fabric Source: www.gorgeousfabrics.com Suggested Fabrics: Moderate stretch knits only Pattern Sizing: Lrg-Xlg-XXl …MORE…

My First Lekala

My First Lekala
October 9, 2011
Pattern Reviews

My first Lekala pattern and I just love the outcome. This was my test garment, however, it fit perfect without any alterations and quickly became a go-to dress for me. I have worn this dress three times already. Lekala 5860    Inspiration Dress, Adrianna Papell Pattern Description: V-neck dress with neck darts, lined bodice, empire waist and ruched skirt. Fabric …MORE…

Pattern mash-up

Pattern mash-up
July 17, 2009
Frankenpattern

I’ve been working on my entry for the RTW & Designer Knock-off Contest 2009 hosted by PR. I have been working through a few patterns to pull together the features I need to create my patio dress. Here are the patterns I’ve been working with: Simplicity 3918 I made view C but left off the lace and kept the shoulder …MORE…

Dragon tales

Dragon tales
November 8, 2008
Pattern Reviews

McCall 2335 -Dragon costume. I used Poly Taffeta from Joann’s, fleece, hi-loft batting instead of fiberfill. DS wanted to be Godzilla for Halloween this year so I found this pattern and immediately looked up reviews. I needed to see what I was in for! In all, it was a well drafted pattern with the exception of the arm and leg …MORE…

Yummy pajamas

Yummy pajamas
June 6, 2008
Pattern Reviews

Kwik Sew 3595, View A, Misses’ pajamas. View A pull-over top has contrast band at bottom edge, and capri style pants have contrast bands at bottom edges of legs. View B has shorts, and top has shaped hemline with ruffle and button closure on back. Suggested fabrics such as: cotton, cotton types, broadcloth, lawn, batiste, silk, silk like fabrics. The …MORE…

Kimono style

Kimono style
May 3, 2008
Pattern Reviews

Simplicity 4020 Kimono Top, View D. This pattern calls for stretch knits only. Fabrics recommended: Lightweight double knit, stretch velvet, two way stretch novelty knit fabrics, stretch lace. I used stashed fabric purchased from EOS called Japanese Geisha print triple mesh. I had about 1 1/4” yards and it was fun squeezing out this top plus a pair of panties. …MORE…

Sleeveless Wrap Top

Sleeveless Wrap Top
March 16, 2008
Pattern Reviews

BWOF 01/2008 116 -Wrap top. Tie-bands wrap twice around the waist. This pattern calls for two-way stretch jersey knits only. I used a cut of .99 onionskin that I purchased from Fabric Mart a few seasons ago. It was meant to be a muslin throw away fabric but it is charming. It is perfect for this pattern. While tracing, I …MORE…

Round One with V8151

Round One with V8151
January 10, 2008
Pattern Reviews

Vogue 8151 View B -Pullover tops with set in sleeves and call for Lightweight Wool Jersey, Cotton Knits and Interlock. I chose panne velvet. This is the pattern that makes me happy, then mad, then happy, then mad. I am going to figure it out once and for all this year because it is a good fit but just needs …MORE…

Redrafted top -added underbust band

Redrafted top -added underbust band
August 12, 2007
Pattern Reviews

Simplicity 4589 -Scooped or squared neckline tops in 6 views which pullover (no zipper in any view) and call for lightweight fabric such as laundered cotton, challis, crepe back satin, jacquared, laundered silk, rayon, gauze, double georgette, soft lightweight linen and linen blends. I chose view A, size 14 to make a muslin. This view is really the same as …MORE…