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« on: March 25, 2005 08:35:30 PM »

maybe this is b/c i am so used to using Simplicity patterns, but...I bought a McCall skirt pattern cause they were all on sale for like 2 bucks. I was really excited, but the instructions were soooooo confusing. I ended up ditchin them and sewign it up on my own. I think i will stick with simplicity for now.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 07:32:17 PM »

McCall's patterns really drive me up the wall sometimes.  I'm working on a dress right now, and I think there was actually a mistake in the instructions.  Thankfully, it was an easy enough pattern that I've been able to figure everything out, but I think I'm fed up with them as well.

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005 07:52:15 PM »

Here is a site that reviews patterns and tells you the troubles they occurred and how they dealt with them. It's a wonderful site: http://sewing.patternreview.com/
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005 10:43:34 AM »

good to know I'm not weird in reading the instructions and then totally ignoring them.

The things are written in thier own shorthand, and it seems regardless of the company some get the shorthand after it's been run thorugh a gibberish generator.

Guess maybe I've been sewing to long (wry smile) anymore I can look at the parts and figure out how it goes together, which is nice with some of the periodicals my M-I-L has stashed away, my German isn't good and my Italian is worse.


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