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Monday, October 3, 2011

B5643, S2466 and B5355

Hi Everyone!
I know it's been several weeks since my last post.  I've signed in quite often to update my blog, but would end up reading all the other blogs and kept postponing the updates.  I did finish my summer sewing which hasn't happened in a long time.  I don't have any leftover patterns cut out that had to be put away, YAY!  Because of the cool temperatures, I won't be able to wear these items until next summer.  At least there will be something new to look forward to.  So here is a few reviews of the last of my summer sewing:

Pattern DescriptionB5643 Loose-fitting jacket has darted sleeves. Dress is semi-fitted at bust.

Pattern SizingA5(6-8-10-12-14), EE(14-16-18-20)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I liked the jacket and the fact that the dress could be worn with or without.
Fabric Used: Not sure what it's called.  I remember it came from Fashion Fabrics Club.  It's kinda see-through as you'll notice when you look at the dress on the dress form.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  None.  I should have lined it.  But since I can't wear it now, I probably will. (I know I will :) )
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Not sure if I'll sew it again.  I do recommend to others.  If they want something quick and easy.

I don't know why I didn't take a picture with the jacket and dress together.


The two fabrics were picked up a few weeks ago on sale at Joann's.  The left is a charmeuse that I will make a tunic and the fabric on the right will be a skirt.  Not to be worn together.
This is fabric looks like silk duiponi (not sure what Joann's called it) but I plan to make the dress on the pattern that is a similar color.
I picked up two patterns during the Butterick sale that weekend.  I know, I really didn't need more patterns (right)  and I've already picked out another cape pattern.  I decided this pattern would not work with the fabric I have in mind.  More on that in a future post.


This is not a good picture of this dress that will be a top for my granddaughter by next summer.  It is S2466.  
Pattern Description:  Child's Sportswear - Child's dress, top, capri pants, tote, headband and ponytail holder sewing patterns. Daisy Kingdom Collection.
Pattern Sizing: A(3-4-5-6-7-8) 
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, exactly.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
Fabric used:  A dotted swiss print. 
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I've had this pattern since last year and decided to make it this year but still not in time for the hot weather.  Hopefully, my granddaughter will be able to wear this as a top next summer season, like it is shown on the pattern envelope.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  None.  I did cut it longer for her.  She is tall and will probably be taller.  That's why it'll be the top. :))
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Yes.  I will have to make the capri pants.


Pattern Description: B5355 - Misses Tops and Sash.  Very loose-fitting, pullover tops A, B, C, D have elbow or full length raglan sleeves (wrong side of fabric will show), carriers, self or contrast sash and shaped hems, neck is finished with purchased bias tape. Purchased bottoms. B: sleeve casings with drawstrings to adjust sleeve length and fullness. C: purchased lace appliques.
Pattern Sizing:  Y(XS-S-M), ZZ(L-XL-XXL)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

Fabric used: Georgette print from Joann's.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern:   I just like it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  None.  I did make the bias strip for the neckline from fabric scraps. 
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Yes, I plan to make it again in several fabrics.  Not sheer though.  I recommend it to others as it is quick to make.




I have more later.  Thanks for stopping by.

3 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Jackie great pattern choices and wonderful finished garments.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

You have been busy! I need to get on the ball! Love your pattern choices. The last top is TDF.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Great projects! I love the colors in the final tunic. The top for your grand daughter is so cute!