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…


Carving out a deeper V

Carving out a deeper V
July 21, 2007
Pattern Reviews

Kwik Sew 3115: I made this top last year and thought the v-neck was too high. Pulling it back out this year was a good thing as I’ve learned enough to deepen the v with some confidence. I deepened the v-neck by holding up the pattern to my new dressform and determining the desired depth, then I calculated how much …MORE…


Crop pants

Crop pants
February 18, 2007
Pattern Reviews

I like good quality cotton lycra pants to wear to the gym and make most of my workout pants with this pattern already. It is my TNT pattern for nicely shaped yoga pants plus I also make both top views frequently as well. I always buy cotton lycra from Seattle Fabrics. The crop pants I’ve seen around are so comfortable …MORE…