This is the first piece of clothing I've made for myself where I kinda regret cutting the fabric and using it. I'm not super happy with the fit--I need some Spanx under it, even though it's the size I always cut--and, I don't know...I'm just feeling very "meh" toward it. Of course, I've eaten one piece of banana bread today, as well as a lot of espresso, so my blood sugar has bottomed out, as well as my mood. That could be an underlying factor.
Pattern contains pieces for a knit cardigan, a pencil skirt, and this top--reprint of a vintage pattern
Big 4 again--6-22 are available. This is a 14/8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the envelope when you were done with it?
Nope! I made lots o'changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, definitely, but I made a lot of changes and skipped around, so I may not be the best judge. BUT I had everything but the facings done within a matter of hours.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the retro look. I was originally tempted by the giant bow, which is odd that I decided to leave it off. I also like the option of making a skirt later.
Quilting cotton I got from Whipstitch. I'm not sure of the designer or collection, and I can't a selvedge anywhere.
Pattern changes or any design alterations you made
Let's see...the seams are 1/2" instead of 5/8". I omitted the giant bow. I also did a fabric loop closure in the back instead of thread.
Would you sew it again?
Maybe the skirt. I'm just not super keen on it!
It's cute, but it'll wait until I feel like pouring myself into Spanx.
|Rhinestone button in the back|
Maybe I'm just in a sour mood. This weather sucks--it's freezing and dark already--and I have to cook again tonight, which makes six nights this week instead of my agreement to five. Someone slap me and tell me to snap out of it. Where's my mother when I need her?