Pattern Review: Simplicity 3775 Knit Dress (again)

I have sewed this dress before and I talked about that here. Pattern Description: (from the envelope) Misses' Knit Dress in Two Lengths with Bodice Variations. I chose view D: a surplice top with ruching at the midriff and the shorter length. Pattern Sizing: 4-20, I cut a 20. Instructions: Easy to follow. Likes/Dislikes: This came together just as quickly as the other one (I think four hours total since I already had the pattern pieces cut) and I think it looks great. I think if I make Continue Reading

Pattern Review: Butterick 4877 Skirt

Original pattern review here. Pattern Description: from the envelope, "Skirts have darts, facings and back zipper closures. A: lower flounce. B: cut on bias with gathered, top applied lower skirt. C: pleated lower front and back, purchased appliques. D: pleated lower front and back. E: contrast godets in lower front and back. F: godets in lower front and back." I made View A, lower flounce. Pattern Sizing: 18W-32W. I made the 24W with some adjustments. Instructions: Easy to Continue Reading

Mini Wardrobe Contest!

original storyboard | entry on | my entry is called Workin' Knit The challenge: 3 different types of garments, 4 garments, 4 looks. I wanted to do some quick and easy garments to be able to incorporate into my work wardrobe. I changed out the fabric for one garment from my original plan, so I get that this no longer makes them all knits, but I kept the name cause it's cute! Here are my garments: Ottobre 2/2006 2 Tshirt Jalie 2804 Empire Crossover Top Simplicity 2948 Continue Reading

Pattern Review: Ottobre 2/2006 2 T-shirt

Original review up on Pattern Review. I've made this t-shirt twice before. You can read about that here. I'm entering this shirt as part of my August 2008 Mini Wardrobe contest entry: Workin' Knit. Pattern Description: Ladies' T-shirt with options for O-neck, V-neck, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves. I made the v-neck short sleeved version this time. Pattern Sizing: 34-52. I cut the 48. Instructions: I didn't look at them this time, but I remember them being easy Continue Reading

Pattern Review: Burda 8280 Skirt

Original review up on Pattern Review. Pattern Description: Misses fitted skirt with slight flare at the bottom. Two lengths. I made the shorter version. Pattern Sizing: US 10-28 I believe. I made the 26 (50" hip). Instructions: Easy to follow, very good for beginners. Likes/Dislikes: I liked how easy it was. This was the first garment I ever sewed back in 2006, this is the second version of that skirt. Dislikes which are all my fault: Somehow I totally forgot to put the interfacing in the Continue Reading