Just the other day I said I would not buy any more patterns. Then, today when I read my emails there was an ad fromMcCalls pattern with a Big Sale of the Season. Patterns on all three sites for $2.99. I caved, because there was a top pattern that I wanted. I did very good. I only purchased two patterns. But I am officially on a pattern diet. no more patterns. I must sew what I have.
Now it on to the fun part (and sometimes frustrating part) purchasing fabric.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Pattern Description: Knit tops and pants
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?I read them,but I did not follow them. Wendy Mullins book Sew U Home Stretch was a great help.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the easy to sew nature and the shape of this boatneck shell. I suggest wearing this with a clear bra strap because the boat neck will show your bra straps.
Fabric Used:Ivory cotton lycra knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:No changes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?As for now no, but maybe in the future. I highly recommend this for beginners.
Conclusion: A great shell to wear under jackets!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?I modified it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?I did not use them. Instead I follow the tip for sewing knits in the Wendy Mullin book Sew U Home Stretch.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the simplicity of the cardigan.
Fabric Used:cotton jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I cut a size 14 and graded to a 16, but after some fitting I do believe I end up with a complete size 14. I also did not have enough material for the facing and collar because I had to match stripes,so I added a ruffle around the entire neckline, front, and hem of the cardi. I saw this treatment done on some cardi on HSN.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Definitely! I am planning to make the short sleeved cardi view B in a white cotton jersey.
Conclusion: Great for a light jacket and to wear as part of a suit for summer.