21 August, 2014
Okara42 commented on the article Woodlands: 7 Whimsical Children's Patterns
Agreed. I have grandsons. While these are darling patterns neither of the boys shows any desire to wear frilly shorts. They play soccer, climb trees, jump in the mud, pretend to be transformers or …
30 November, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article Attention to Detail: 9 New Designs
I have to say I’m disappointed. The backgrounds jangle against the clothing. Very jarring. And it is too bad the clothes have not been tailored to fit the model. There are very thin folks out there…
30 September, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article Golden Hour: 9 Patterns for Autumn
Oh, I like these! Loose and comfy – the cardy and pullover especially. Not too thrilled with that one-armed thing though. Or maybe it’s just the photograph. Make’s the poor model look like she’s hi…
24 September, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article Little Princess: 10 Pretty New Patterns
These are so sweet! I like the coats especially and can see that many of the clothes would work for full-bodied women, too. As we come in all shapes and sizes, I appreciate that Burda does try hard…
20 July, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article Campfire Girls: 8 Patterns for Backyard Fun
LOL. Lighten up, eh? The second part of the title is “8 Patterns for Backyard Fun”. My girls would have loved these outfits, cool, loose, comfy, pretty, casual – in the yard, at the beach, and yes,…
16 July, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article Camping Chic: 11 New Patterns
These are really sweet! And most can be worn elsewhere in the summer. I’m thinking Vancouver jazz festival, the Pride parade, fireworks night and strolling along the seawall at sunset. The bikini t…
8 March, 2013
Okara42 commented on the article In 80s' Fashion: 7 New Sewing Patterns
These are gorgeous!
5 February, 2013
Okara42 commented on the project Robin Hood Tunic Shirt
I really like this. Boat necks are very flattering. I like how you adjusted at the sides, too. Grats :) What type of fabric did you use?
Okara42 commented on the article Urban Preppy: 8 New Sewing Patterns
LOL I can totally see women in Vancouver wearing all of these. Great casual clothing collection, but definitely not preppy.
26 January, 2012
Okara42 commented on the article BurdaStyle Alum (and this week's model) Designed Patterns for McCall's
These are lovely! I especially like the tunic.
7 December, 2011
Okara42 commented on the project Sweet Nothings Trixie Romper
It does look a bit bulky but the model is thin. And I think the pattern would be basic enough to modify without too much difficulty. I’m going to make one for my daughter. ; ) She’s tall and thin-ish.
6 December, 2011
Okara42 commented on the article It's Sew Easy: Sweater Remake with Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving
Hi, This is really a great idea! I’m curious as to the fabric of the sweater? It looks more like a t-shirt knit rather than a sweater – knitted. Could you do a blog using a knitted sweater. I know …