Wednesday, September 28, 2011

No One Told Me I Was 4'11"...

But since I actually am (my ego tells me I am 6 feet tall), I decided to learn more about petite fashion and fitting. I found this video and wanted to share it on my blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Dr. Donna

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

McCalls Facebook Page

I am featured on McCalls Patterns Facebook page. Follow the link below to check it out! Thanks,
Dr. Donna.!/mccallspatterns

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Red & White All Over!

Pattern Description:

Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses and Belt. Pullover Dress with sleeve variations.

Pattern Sizing:

Size: 4-12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

I chose to sew View A. The finished dress looked exactly like the photo on the pattern envelop. I was very pleased.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

This is a simple pattern. Beginners will definitely gain a sense of confidence upon completion. A simple, yet elegant look.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like the simplicity of the pattern and the casual fit. Regardless of the fabric, the dress can be dressed up with accessories, belts, jewelry, etc. I was able to cut it out and sew it up in approx. 3 hours. Instant gratification!

Fabric Used:

Ity Knit purchased last summer from Hancock Fabrics. I believe I only purchased 1 1/2 yards, not know at the time what I would use if for.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not make any design changes. I only had to make sure with the fabric patterns that I cut ensuring the the design would be symmetrical.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I will sew this one again. I love the casual loose fit. It's a dress both for the weekends and for work.


An easy pullover that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.