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New Look 6491

new look 6491 dress
new look 6491 dress

This will be a really quick pattern review! I’ve been looking for a pattern that had a really deep plunging neckline. I just love that look ! This pattern was absolutely perfect for that!! The bodice (top) is fully lined so I did not need to wear a bra – which is always great 😀

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Closet Case Files : The Nettie Pattern

I have finally decided to review one of the many PDFS patterns I have purchased in my short time sewing ! I must say I am beginning to love them a lot more than than commercial patterns ! (You know Mccalls, Simplicity Butterick etc). 

I love that I have the ability to print them out at FedEx, which means sturdier paper ! I love that many of the styles are up to date and the pattern sizing is usually aligned with RTW(ready to wear) unlike the previously mentioned companies.



This pattern is pretty quick and easy to make. I really enjoyed designing this style dress. I decided to go with the low back and the Scoop neck. I plan on making this dress again as well as the body suit version 😍😍 I’m so excited about spring !

Pattern purchased here Closet Case Files

Pattern Description:  The Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress OR a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 neckline and 3 back variations


Pattern Sizing: 

SIZES :
2-18 (size chart)

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


Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow. i made the body suit when I first began sewing over a year ago. So it is definitely great for a newbie(which I still am lol) 😊

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved everything about this pattern!! I really love the fact that one pattern can give you so many different looks ! 

Fabric Used: Scuba Knit from fabric.com 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: It fit perfectly. I didn’t need to adjust a thing 😍🙌 I plan to make quite a few of these in different styles.


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

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Made to measure patterns- #MINDBLOWN

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959    Scuba Knit Crop Top
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
Scuba Knit Crop Top

I’m not sure WHY i’m so late to hop on to this bandwagon, but i’m here and i’m not going anywhere!! Made to measure patterns are truly the way to go whenever possible!  The company I decided to go with is called BOOTSTRAP FASHION

The way it works:

(Per their website www.bootstrapfashion.com)

Step 1: Select A Pattern
Choose a pattern design from our collection. Our pattern collection is runway inspired and designs vary from vintage to contemporary to couture.
Step 2: Measure
Measure yourself, your fit model or your client.
Step 3: Submit Your Measurements
Enter your measurements for each pattern, or create an account and save your measurements to use on multiple patterns.
Step 4: Print Pattern
After you complete your purchase, the pattern will arrive to your email box within 15-30 minutes. Print and assemble patterns; or import into Pattern Making CAD or Adobe Illustrator for further customization.

They have a ton of designs to choose from and they have them categorized by fabric type and Women(includes tops, blouses, bottoms, lingerie etc)

One thing that I love about their many many patterns is that you can add your own style to them. You can take them and design them as you like, but many you will love just the way they are 🙂 !

I printed out the 36″ PDF format so that I could take it to Fedex and have them print it out on their Plotter (a really big printer).  You can print it out at home, you will just need to assemble the pattern together. Which is fine and thats what I normally do.  But I honestly prefer to just have it printed out lol. I email it to fedex and tell them how many i want and pick them up ! They’re ready when I get there 🙂 I printed out two www.bootstrapfashion.com patterns yesterday and it cost 10.00 🙂 It’s .75 per square foot I think, so the price will vary depending on the size of your project. I printed out tops yesterday so they didn’t take up a lot of room 🙂

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959 ,                       Pattern Printed at FEDEX

Below is my review of their lovely 56959 Which is a crop top.

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959  , LINE DRAWING
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959 , LINE DRAWING

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959
BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

BOOTSTRAP FASHION 56959

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