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OT: favorite pattern makers for adults – Lisette, Victory, Sis Boom, other?

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    PreemieMomma @PreemieMomma

    I’d like to try my hand at making some tops for myself. I’ve been making my daughters clothes for about 3 yrs now (she’s 4). I’ve heard that some of the big brand patterns don’t always come with the most thorough instructions so I thought I’d stick with the patterns on O+S.com since I assume they have good thorough instructions, similar to the O+S kids patterns.

    Secondly, I’m on an insanely tight budget (living paycheck to paycheck at the moment) so whatever pattern I choose I will have to make it with quilting cotton I already have on hand. I’m a size 16 in RTW. What would be a good brand/pattern to start with for my first try at a women’s size garment?

    beachmom @beachmom

    I think Lisette patterns would be a good place to start, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Take advantage of one of the Simplicity sales at Joann Fabrics and you can get them for $1/pattern.:)


    paula @paula

    The only women’s clothes I have made are from an Amy Butler, a Grainline Studio and a Seamingly Smitten pattern. I’m sure ill be making more as my daughter just crossed over into women’s sizes!

    Justine J @justmejay

    Lisette are good; I am loving Grainline patterns at the moment – their Scout woven tee would be a quick and easy (& quite cheap!) start to self sewing. Colette patterns have a free top pattern (Sorbetto) that I also love:


    Nicole @motherof5

    Lisette are great and you can pick them up on sale for a snip!

    I love Vogue Easy patterns, but they can be pricey.

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