Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pattern Review of McCall's 6960

Hello Everyone,

I recently made another shirt pattern. McCall's 6960. This was an easy shirt pattern and it came out really well. I made some minor adjustments and even added a low-high theme, instead of high-low. I detail all about it in the review. 

I love this fabric.

Pattern Description: Plus size woman shirt

Pattern Sizing: Lrg-XXL (16-26)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ummm.... kinda I made some adjustments.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes this shirt came together rather quickly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Fabric Used: I used this chiffon type fabric. It's kinda see through.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added two darts to the back and did not cut the back on the fold. Instead I added a center back seam. To make up for my rounded back. The shirt is longer in the back and shorter in the front on the pattern. Well, I wanted to be different and made it longer in the front and shorter in the back.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew again. Maybe with a different type of fabric. I would recommend to others.

Conclusion: This shirt is pretty simple I had to make some minor adjustments, but overall I am pleased. The low-high thing I tried to do makes the shirt look strange on me. That's my own fault. My material is beautiful but next time it won't be a see-through shirt.

I love this material but I didn't love it in this case. My mom gave it to me. She got it from the ASG conference.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mimi G for Simplicity

So Mimi G recently relased some patterns with Simplicity. And man, there was a race to get them from sewers all over the world. If you don't know who Mimi G is she is another sewing sister with a popular diy, fashion blog. She is really great, I actually got a chance to meet her you can check that out here. Mimi G She is such a sweet woman with a great story. Very talented. 

Well my mom and I were no exception and wanted to get these patterns too. And we did....we traveled all the way to buckhead to get these patterns and we picked up the last in our size up. I felt so good. I also picked up some other Simplicity patterns, since they were on sale.

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Weekend Sewing Finds!

So this weekend I lucked up on all things sewing. I set out to Hancock's to get some more fabric for this dress I wanted to make. No go! I couldn't find the fabric anywhere so I'm going to make a skirt instead. I did however pick up some titanium scissors. I got 2 pair for $10 bucks!!! 

I love purple!

 I was really happy about my Saturday find. I could always use a good pair of scissors. Friday was a really good day. Hobby Lobby had Simplicity patterns 99 cents each. OoOoOoO Happy Day!!!

Who's ready? I'm ready!

So all in all, I had a pretty good weekend. I got some great Simplicity patterns. 2 pairs of scissors with a lifetime warranty. Plus I started working on Simplicity 2414 with my beautiful fabric from Sew Blessed. She has great fabric, she restocks every Sunday too. Plus fast, shipping, I am hooked.

I am making view E!

This skirt is going to be fast and easy. I LOVE the colors and pattern designs. Well, that's all, until next time!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pattern Review of McCalls 6569

Summer isn't quite over for me folks. I just finished this swimsuit cover up and I plan on wearing it.

Pattern Description: Swimsuit and cover up pattern

Pattern Sizing: 12-14-16-18-20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes for the most part!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked how easy this came together. It literally came together so quick, I couldn’t believe it was done. The only thing I didn’t like is it only came in smaller sizes.

Fabric Used: I used lace, because I’m cool like that.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a center back seam as I do with all my garments. Since the pattern isn’t in my size I added some inches across.

Would you sew it again?  Yes I would in a heartbeat! Would you recommend it to others? Yes, if you want a cover up.

Conclusion: Overall this was a great pattern. Easy to use, the cover up came together beautifully. I am so happy with the project. Plus my lace set it off!!