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great clothes, scattered directions
on May 16, 2010
I think the patterns are great and simple to sew - if you have a bit of experience. I have been sewing for 20 years and have taken many classes. I found the directions to be hard to follow. I don't know how a novice sewer could follow the directions with success. My concerns - you have to do a lot of reading in several places to really understand the directions. In some cases, directions are written for something not pictured - the feliz dress and buttons. what buttons? no drawing or picture exists to give one a hint of their use. the pattern pieces like burda, have no seam allowances, i wish the author had printed this on the pattern pieces themselves as a second reminder. as well, the author states to hem a garment, but provides no guidelines on hems for each garment. hem allowances are not provided on the pattern pieces
I would suggest a novice sewer or intrepid sewer first write out their own instructions before cutting into their fabric.
Great patterns, needs more close up pictures of the garments and their options. while the clothing is simple sewing, i suggest a sewer purchase an individual pattern from the author first.