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April 13, 2009

I started (and finished) these back in February and March. Simplicity 7218 was purchased from Mom’s Patterns primarily because it offered a Tissue Lesson in How To Set In Sleeves. WOW! I can actually do it now. My first attempt at set in sleeves was actually with a modern reproduction pattern – Simplicity 3833. I had beginner’s luck and my first attempt came out OK, but I struggled for a while until I got this beginner pattern.

The top is great, except it’s about 2 sizes too small in the bust. The skirt was a perfect fit, although it required a bit of shortening (being under 5′ tall means EVERYTHING requires shortening, even size 10s Subteen patterns.
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