So when I posted the other day, I forgot about all the sewing FOR ME I've been doing!
I quickly wear them, they go in the wash, back in the wardrobe....forgotten! And getting the kid to take the pics- forget it!
So, into the patterns!
The first one took a while to get too. I tried these ones; just OK. I got a hot tip from Sophie about this pattern. And for $4.50 pdf download- we have a winner!
length is good. This is a cotton sheet;
then I tried some stretch. COMFY!
Just a warning, though- I'm about a 14 in the shops; I made the largest size
in this pattern and it was snug. Comfy but snug.
Oh, easy to follow instructions too!
The next one was a pattern a friend had picked up. I stole the idea
(hmmm, been doing that a bit) and tried it out.
Fabric is a ?Tana lawn from Spotlight.
No adjustments made to this pattern.
Easy- no zip! (for the zipper-phobes)
I tried a spunky double hem. Not twin needles, just 2 rows of stitching.
the 'poufy' sleeves remind me of bubble skirts! Don't love it, but don't hate it either.
What do I like about these patterns? Simplicity (equals good instructions and good fit to me)
a cotton voile from Spotlight.
It's a 3/4 length tunic on me, I wear some grey leggings underneath
(but NO leggings as pants haha)
I made this while the overlocker was at the shop being repaired. My machine has a
great overlock stitch, slow but definitely do-able in a weekend!
cute buttons from the stash (and no zips, zipper phobes! hmmm, maybe I'm a zipper
phobe too, I choose a lot of patterns without them!)
I lengthened the sleeves, really easy to do.
As I chose an all over colour, you can't see the detail as much, but I like it!
So, what's next?
A pattern review of one I'm not too happy about;
getting a chance at this pattern;
and joining in on a spur-of-the-moment sew-a-long