Tag Archive: Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Charm Patterns Rita Blouse

Pattern name:  Rita by Charm Patterns Size range:  2-16, with individual cup sizes. C cup sizes:32″-24″-36″ to 46″-38″-50″ What size did you make? What are your measurements?  49″-43-46″ My bra size is 36K in UK brands, 36N in US brands. What adjustments did you make and how long did they take?  I graded up one size…

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Pattern Review: Cashmerette Rivermont Dress & Top

It’s well known that Imma dress girl and I’m always on the hunt for a good sheath dress pattern…even now that I don’t need one everyday for work. So I was immediately drawn to the Cashmerette Rivermont Dress and Top. However, I liked the pattern so much that I made a dress and a top…

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Pattern Review: Seamwork’s Lilliana Jacket

I saw some near-instant buzz among my fellow sewists around the Seamwork Lilliana jacket when it was released as one of the magazine’s October patterns, and I agreed. The cropped, boxy silhouette is well balanced by the gentle curve of the hem and the open front, and the bias binding method means it’s a quick…

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BLACK KNIT JUMPSUIT USING PATTERN M7135 MODIFIED

HI DARLINGS! I hope I am finding you having an enjoyable and productive day. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? I am starting to think about my menu already, lol. This year mom will be here with me so it will be an extra special day. Are you starting to plan your […]

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Review: Chalk and Notch’s Fringe Blouse and Dress

Hi Curvy Sewing Collective, I’m Bettina! Today I’m reviewing the Fringe Blouse & Dress by Chalk and Notch, a California-based indie label. The designer is a professional pattern maker, who worked in the fashion industry for a long time. That explains why her patterns are not only perfectly drafted, but why the instructions are extraordinarily…

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Pattern Review: Closet Case Patterns Sophie Swimsuit Bikini Top

Since Sophie was released, there’s been a million and one amazing makes of this swimsuit. The consensus: it is well drafted, stylish, and achievable. But I can’t be the only one thinking looks great, but will it fit my mega-boobs? Let’s be real, that’s what I’m thinking about every swimsuit pattern ever, while giving it…

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Sewing for my Curves: Laquana

Hi everyone! I’m Laquana and I’m super excited to share how I sew for my curves. What are your measurements/body shape?  Upper Bust: 42” Bust: 46” Waist: 39” Hips: 49” Bra Size: 40DDD Height 5’9” Typical Pattern Size: 22/24 Typical RTW size: 18/20  Body Shape: Rectangle/ Figure 8 What adjustments do you typically make when…

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Pattern Review: Sew Me Something – Imogen Top

Hello again lovely sewers. Back from my holidays and back into the sewing room, I wanted to share a fab pattern that would be a perfect addition to your wardrobe or suitcase. The Imogen by Sew Me Something is a light, floaty top with raglan sleeves, pretty gathering around the neck and long and short…

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8378 (Pattern Hacking Line)

After my fellow editor Michelle highlighted Simplicity’s new “Pattern Hacking” line in her curvy pattern round-up in April, my interest was piqued. What exactly did they mean by pattern hacking? I associate pattern hacking with making changes to a pattern that go above and beyond what’s described in the instructions or on the pattern pieces….

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Pattern Review: Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress

Kia ora fellow sewing mavens! Being a gal “workin’ for the man” full time, I’m somewhat lacking in sewing time (and let’s be honest, patience), I want each pattern I purchase to work multiple ways, preferably straight out of the packet. I want those garments to work on a drizzly Auckland Monday in July, or…

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Pattern Review: Seamwork Gabrielle Dress

Hello, CSC readers! My name is Mary Reed from Fabric and Yarn Follies. I’m so excited to be reviewing a Seamwork pattern, the Gabrielle dress, for your sewing pleasure. I am a big fan of Seamwork and have sewed many of their garments since I started subscribing over a year ago. For those not familiar…

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Pattern Review: Seamwork Gabrielle Dress

Hello, CSC readers! My name is Mary Reed from Fabric and Yarn Follies. I’m so excited to be reviewing a Seamwork pattern, the Gabrielle dress, for your sewing pleasure. I am a big fan of Seamwork and have sewed many of their garments since I started subscribing over a year ago. For those not familiar…

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Pattern Review: Hot Patterns 1208 Fast & Fabulous Dressage A-Line Skirt

I originally bought the HotPatterns 1208 Fast & Fabulous Dressage A-Line Skirt pattern mostly because I liked the name, and because I wanted an A-line skirt pattern that was shaped with darts rather than gathers at the waist.  On the pattern envelope, it looks like just a really basic skirt, with only the extra-long darts…

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Pattern Review : Rebecca Page Madison Blouse

Pattern name: Rebecca Page Madison Blouse  (formerly Mummykins and Me Patterns) Size range (with measurements):  XXS – 5XL (Bust sizes 30 – 54, the 5XL for reference would be a size 3XL in target’s plus size brand Ava & Viv) What size did you make? I made the size 3XL What are your measurements, height, and body type? Bust…

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Pattern Review: Scroop Henrietta Maria Top

Hi Readers! I am undoubtedly a dresses girl, but sometimes I want to throw on some slim-fitting jeans.  The thing is, when I wear skinny jeans, I don’t want to pair them with a curve-hugging top, and instead want to opt for a longer looser fitting blouse that covers up my mid-section.  Yep, I don’t…

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Curvy Review: Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress

It’s fair to say shirtdresses are popular in the CSC, here is a review of the newest shirtdress offering available to curvy sewers – the Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress. And, in my opinion, worth consideration to add it to your stash of patterns. Size range:  Sizes 12 to 28, in three different cup sizes (C/D, E/F,…

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Pattern Review: Scroop Ngaio Blouse

Scroop Patterns is one of the newer indie pattern companies. They are only a little more than a year old, but word on the blogoshere is owner Leimomi Oakes aka The Dreamstress really knows her stuff when it comes to pattern drafting. At the beginning of May Scroop released the Ngaio Blouse and I knew I…

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Pattern Review: CNT Pattern Co. A Little Somethin’ Jacket

Greetings Fellow Sewists! I’m Annette from The Sewful Life and I finally made a pattern I’ve owned for years – CNT Patterns’ A Little Somethin’ Jacket. I really think you’re going to love it! It’s quick and easy to make, comfortable, fits well and I get loads of compliments when I wear it. And ….

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Pattern Review: In the Folds Collins Top

I’ve been eyeing In the Folds patterns for a while now. An indie out of Sydney (tehehe that has a nice ring to it), they’re the creators of the Rushcutter and the Acton dresses, as well as a line of free but straight-sized garments for Peppermint Magazine. I’m a fan of the all the paneling…

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Pattern Review: Schnittchen Betty Top (Plus Size Edition)

  This is a perfect example of when the stars align! I was in the midst of browsing through Schnittchen’s plus size pattern selection when I was asked if I would like to do a review of the Betty Top. Ummmmm… of course I would!!! First let’s talk about the company. Schnittchen is a Germany based company…

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Pattern Review: Schnittchen Katha Tunic

Hello readers! Today, I’m sharing with you the new tunic that I’ve recently sewed for our transitional spring weather here in the Pacific Northwest. The tunic is the Schnittchen Katha tunic, a versatile tunic pattern that offers two different lengths, a sleeveless or long-sleeved version, and two different sleeve cuffs for the sleeved version. Schnittchen,…

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Pattern Review: SBCC Tai Dress

Pattern name: Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick (SBCC) Tai Dress The Tai is designed for wovens, and is a sleeveless princess-seamed dress with back waist darts, flared pleated skirt, optional skirt lining and in-seam pockets. The neckline is finished with facing, while the armholes have a bias-faced finish. The Tai has two views, a scoop neck…

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DIY PLEATED SLEEVE TOP AND DENIM SKIRT

HI DARLINGS! I am wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday. I am sitting on the couch doing this write-up and catching up on the latest episode of Chicago Fire, lol. I have not been able to watch TV in so long because of the insane schedule we are on and let me tell you I […]

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Pattern Review: McCall’s 7573

Hi there, I’m so excited to share with you McCalls 7573! This is the year of the sleeve, and I really love this sleeve! I’m channeling my inner Texan with the mix of boots and denim. I love this light weight gauze, it makes this top so feminine and cool. I was concerned that all the…

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Pattern Review: Helena Dress by Sew Me Something

Hello there! I’ve only been sewing a couple of years and I haven’t had a lot of success sewing dresses for myself. (Several will never see the outside of my sewing room!) However, I was cautiously optimistic when I came across UK-based Sew Me Something and the lovely Helena dress. I even had the same…

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Pattern Review: Made For Mermaids Mama Ava Shirt

  Hi everyone! This is my first post as an editor of the CSC. I can’t wait to get cracking on some new post ideas, and be a part of this great community!  Pattern name: Made for Mermaids Mama Ava Top Size range (with measurements): The sizes are colors, not numerical. It didn’t bother me,…

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Vogue 1488 Pattern Review: Shirt Dress

HI DARLINGS, Today is a warm and fab day in LA and although I am headed to the office I plan to open all the windows and let the fresh air in. As you can imagine we are up to our eyeballs in magazine stuff for May but I managed to film a fabric haul […]

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Pattern Review: Olympia Dress by Love Notions

Hey CSC, Martha from @GariChild here to review the Olympia Dress by Love Notions. Disclaimer: I was a tester for this pattern and received it for free, but all my opinions are my own. The Olympia Dress features a reverse shawl collar with V-neck with five sleeve lengths: sleeveless, short, elbow, ¾ and long as…

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Pattern Review: Deer & Doe Goji Shorts

Hello everyone! My name is Tereza and I adore sewing. It is truly my sanity saver, since I recently had twin boys and am crazy busy. Living in Florida, my sewing focus is on natural fibers and styles that look great while chasing a five-year-old and changing the twins’ diapers. I’m an infrequent blogger at Sewing For…

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6390

Hello, readers! I’ve been working on sewing outerwear pieces lately and a denim jacket was a much needed item on my list.  This cropped jacket is the perfect topper for my retro dresses and is a casual piece that I’ll be wearing often for years to come. Pattern Name:  Butterick 6390  Size Range: 6-22 What size…

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