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Oooooo bitch!

snoozi soozi

Oooooo bitch!
« on: June 22, 2019, 10:27:53 AM »
Just received my weekly email from TATB where they're promoting their new pattern release with a photo of Tilly wearing the dress they've made from it. Well, I don't think I've ever seen such an ill-fitting dress as a promo ever  :S

It won't encourage me to purchase any of their patterns, has anybody used them with good results?
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Efemera

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 13:19:20 PM »
I’ve heard a lot of bad and a few good comments... not a brand I would use.

datcat23

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 13:53:13 PM »
Is this the Romy?  I just went to the blog, and if the pattern release is the same as that, then I understand. 
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Efemera

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 14:09:21 PM »
I’ve just had  look.... I just want to grab all that excess from the back :\

WildAtlanticWay

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 14:16:11 PM »
Must admit, I’m not a fan of her clothes patterns. I bought her first book which is very readable and explains various techniques quite well but found it nowhere near as useful as Lauren Guthrie’s beginners sewing book. I also felt that the TATB clothes patterns only suited a boyish figure so never bothered making any of them up as they’d look ridiculous on me.

Saying that, I see lots of posts on Facebook where people upload pictures of themselves wearing something they’ve just made. Whilst I applaud the effort taken, I often think if they’d seen that item on a clothing rail, they’d surely never have bought it because either the colour/pattern doesn’t really suit them or the shape is deeply unflattering to their figure.  :S

Francesca

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 14:59:08 PM »
I gave the Joni dress an attempt and it was a disaster, there is very clearly an error on the pattern. I wrote to them and received no response.

I agree the new pattern release is awful. It seems to crinkle up at the shoulders... has no one made the right size? There is a Lekala bow-back top that is identical.
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snoozi soozi

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 17:35:33 PM »
Is this the Romy?  I just went to the blog, and if the pattern release is the same as that, then I understand.

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Sewbee

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 19:31:41 PM »
I am not interested in her patterns because I have read many comments saying they are cut very small.

Francesca

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 21:53:51 PM »
Do you mean cut with low ease? Her patterns have an OK size range, but not great. I don't think they're cut that fitted though.
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datcat23

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2019, 00:33:00 AM »
She seems overly fixated on stripes, and I agree, the patterns seem designed for the androgynous body shape.  I know that such a boxy, unfitted shape, would cling to my boobs and belly, but hang like a sack over my butt.   
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doesntworkonwood

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2019, 08:34:22 AM »
I've made one of TATB patterns and I wasn't a fan. I know that a lot of people like the patterns because the instructions are very beginner friendly, but I remember the instructions being inconsistent. They were also more difficult than necessary in my opinion.

Doriefish

Re: Oooooo bitch!
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 13:38:20 PM »
I started sewing garments from her first book and I thought it was well explained. I have also made the Bettine and Francoise dress which with adjustments, came really well.

But...since those releases I have found the patterns too geared towards beginners so a lack of shaping, zips etc which then results in a pretty average looking garment.

As for sizing, I would say they are on the smaller size which might be why they work for me although the size 6/8 was nearly 20 cm too big across my back