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Monday, May 31, 2010

Simplicity 2636

Pattern Description: Women's pants, skirt and shirt with sash. I made the shirt-View A. The front and collar are all one piece. There are upper & lower back pieces that have pleats that meet when sewn together which give a little shape to the back. The sleeves for this version have bands that when applied to the sleeve form a vent.
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? No dislikes. I've had the pattern for awhile and finally got around to it, LOL.
Fabric used: A rayon print that my daughter (the one who does not sew) gave to me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to make the sleeveless version. I do recommend it.
Conclusion: I like the easy styling of this pattern and that it could be sewn with no major changes. It'll look great with slacks or a straight skirt.

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone.
I hope you're having a relaxing day and nice weather.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simplicity 4525

This is OOP S4525 view A has notched detail on top front center, back has center back seam. The top has skinny straps and side zipper opening and stitched hem. The fabric is a silk piece I've had in my fabric collection for several years and never knew what I would do with it because it was less than 1 1/2 yards. I've wanted to use it for awhile and I've had this pattern too and so one day it just clicked to use it for this. It was a very easy project to complete and I might make it again, but this pattern has several views. I've made the skirt before and it's very easy, breezy to wear.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thanks to everyone who responded to the first pattern giveaway on my blog. It feels good to be able to give something to someone who may can use it. According to the comments posted, all the requests can be fulfilled pretty much.
I am unable to contact Ruta through blogger. So if you're reading this can you post or email me at jaydothambatsbcglobaldotnet Thanks

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm Back & A Pattern Giveaway!

It's been awhile since my last post and I didn't mean to stay away this long. But it happens from time to time, not being in the blog writing mode.

I did keep up with reading though and found lots of inspiration. Also, purchased a few patterns but have not brought any new fabrics into my house so far this year. That has been easier than I thought. Sure, I've looked at the fabric sites and even in the stores, but maybe next week I may break my fast and buy something.

To celebrate my return to blogland, I have a few patterns I'd like to give away to whomever would like one or all. They've never been cut or unfolded :). A couple of the patterns may be a couple years old and some are current. The size ranges are 14-18 or 20 mostly. Post your choice(s) in the comments by 5/25 and then I'll contact you via email for mailing address. It's first-come.

In my next post, I'll share my recent projects.