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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: DorothyL
Date: 01-01-2007, 04:17 PM (1 of 5)
Has anyone used these patterns? What did you think of them?

User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: esrun3
Date: 01-01-2007, 09:47 PM (2 of 5)
Haven't used them altho they look nice, like the styles and range of sizes. A bit pricey though.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: ChoctawCharli
Date: 02-20-2007, 08:09 PM (3 of 5)
Fashion Patterns by Coni are very well respected. With the pattern comes excellent instructions and very, very good fit! Especially if you are on the large side. Personally, I am built somewhat like a marshmallow on a couple of toothpicks and her patterns do wonders in making me look more balanced! Another thing that I like is, if you do happen to run into a problem, you can actually ask her about it! Either on her website or on the phone. She or someone knowledgeable about her patterns will get back to you.
Her patterns are not designed on a small figure and graded up. They are designed on a "real sized figure" and graded up or down from there. So the fit is ever so much better, especially in the neck and shoulders. I think you would like them.
User: ChoctawCharli
Member since: 03-10-2005
Total posts: 22
From: plrlegal
Date: 02-21-2007, 12:56 AM (4 of 5)
Compared to the Big 4 patterns that you can pick up at Joann's or Hancock's for $.99 or $1.99 on special days the patterns are expensive. However, if the pattern is already designed to fit you and you don't have to "dice and splice" and then still not have a good fit then the price of one of those patterns would be well worth it to me and I may take a really good look and order a couple to try. I for one am really, really tired of hassling with fitting issues with the run of the mill patterns.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: ilex
Date: 02-23-2007, 06:23 PM (5 of 5)
I'm always leery about new companies cause I am short between waist and crotch. I've learned how to resize the Big 3 patterns to fit my bod, so if you have any add sizing lengthwise you might consider that in you decision.:re:
User: ilex
Member since: 12-03-2004
Total posts: 2
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