Super Cute! Kwik Sew, Spring 2016

Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163 is totes adorbs for the workout/resolution crowd, and ties in neatly with the Pattern Review Activewear contest … which I may have joined. I have an embarrassment of options, so hopefully I’ll whip up something that inspires me […]

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Vogue, Spring 2016

Yay! New Vogue patterns. V1490 is so pretty! I feel like women of all ages and sizes could wear this dress and look fabulous in it. Maybe not in baby pink, but can you imagine this in black? Wowsa! V1486 is effortlessly cool, and again, something I think would work well on women of all […]

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Marfy, Cheetham, and Hughes

Marfy released their Fall/Winter 2016 patterns yesterday, and it’s a grey and rainy morning — perfect for browsing patterns with a critical eye (mwahaha). Some general thoughts: -I liked way more of these than I thought I would. The selling point is reading the descriptions and suggested fabrics. -Speaking of descriptions, this Italian company has […]

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Vogue Fall Collection, 2015

Here’s a quick and dirty, uncharacteristically timely, stream-of-consciousness review of the new fall Vogue patterns. Let’s go! V1465 by Donna Karan Collection is a knit, three-piece ladies’ suit. A turtleneck? Hmm. But it’s got really interesting lines on the back. I wished they’d photographed that. Or the skirt — those front seams across the hip […]

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