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Pattern Review: Wiksten Haori

Pattern Review: Wiksten Haori

  Wiksten Haori Started November 2019Completed October 2020 Presenting the finished a few weeks ago Wiksten Haori Coat! A cult classic of all sewists, I originally thought Jenny was a Bay Area local and flocked to A Verb for Keeping Warm to purchase the physical pattern. Once it was in hand I realized this pattern was special. The way these are packaged and presented is like a lost art, revitalized again once in your hands. I am so happy I finished this coat. It only took me a year. I spent more time reading the instructions than sewing, but I...

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Pattern Review: Romy Top

Pattern Review: Romy Top

For my birthday, I decided to sew the Romy top by Tessuti Fabrics. I had seen photos of this lovely top on Instagram and it looked in alignment with my ever-changing style. I found it to be a quick sew, and fairly easy to construct.   I have read a lot of mixed reviews on the construction of the top, especially around the armscye. I have broader shoulders, so I personally didn’t run into any fit issues. The strap is extremely long and I only needed 4.5 inches to end the top where I needed it. After trimming the original...

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