Monthly Archives: November 2013

Butterick 5559 – Tuck it up!

I have been wanting to try this pattern. The tucks fascinate me. It is more time consuming than I realized because of the time it takes to mark and sew all of the darts and tucks. Also, the tucks seem … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1715 – Go Plaid for Fall!

My daughter wanted a fall dress to wear with laced-up black boots. And here it is! I love the fit of this pattern.

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Vogue 1160 – Chiffon Polka Dot Dress

This pattern lends itself to chiffon but it is a difficult pattern to make and the chiffon tends to disappear on the edges the more it is handled. These are the world’s most difficult sleeves but I love the result. … Continue reading

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Simplicity 3833

Retro dress for fall – combines details from two other patterns for the collar and sleeves.

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