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Pattern Review: Cutting Line Designs 12110 Ensemble

Threads magazine - 158 – Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012 Issue
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Style Tip: The vest is an ideal design to personalize. Try tone-on-tone fabrics of assorted textures and embellishments. Finish the look with a novelty button.

This review was originally featured in Threads #158 (December 2011/January 2012).

The Cutting Line Designs: Discover Something Novel 12110

This loose-fitting, two-piece outfit is comfortable and fun to wear. Interesting seam placement sets it apart. Asymmetric panels create the high-hip-length vest. The cropped, pull-on pants have an elastic waistband, vertical seams up the leg back, and a shaped inset panel running around the front from the inseam to the center-back leg seams. Instructions are thorough and detailed, but it is important to read all of them before cutting. For example, the pattern pieces for the elastic casing are separate and must be taped to the pants pattern before cutting, a step that can be easily overlooked. Note that the numbers are reversed on pattern pieces 1 and 2. The sewing is straightforward, and the well-drafted pieces go together easily. This pattern is great for: handwovens; a wide range of silks, such as tussah, matka, shantung, and dupioni; wool crepe; tropical-weight wool; linen; rayon; lightweight denim; medium-weight cottons; and stable knits.

(Sized XS-XL for busts 30-48 in. and hips 31-50 in.)

Style Tip: The vest is an ideal design to personalize. Try tone-on-tone fabrics of assorted textures and embellishments. Finish the look with a novelty button.

-Tested by Tomasa Jimenez, Lyndhurst, New Jersey

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