Friday, September 30, 2011

Winter/Holiday Vogue

More new patterns! I see a few wardrobe builders in Vogue collection. I wasn't really wowed by the holiday sparkle.

1268 -- maybe. This is Guy Laroche. It would have to be longer. Covering my knees is a priority.

1276 -- love this coat

8765 -- Very Easy Vogue and Custom Fit? Yes, please!

8764 -- same as above!

8769 -- maybe. Where would I wear it?

8770 -- Very Easy Vogue. Custom Fit. Sold! The drawing isn't doing this justice. Visualize it in shantung.

8775 -- I don't think the sweatshirt fleece is really doing it for me. I would probably like the wool double knit suggestion better.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"New" Kwik Sew

I can't believe I missed these new Kwik Sew patterns. They've been out since July!

3898 -- more jumpsuit love. I like the yellow one best.

3893 -- I'd like View A with the length of B.

3891 -- maybe. Okay probably.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kwik Sew 3819 Maxi Skirt

I think I started this skirt in May! Better than late than never. (I have to step it up if I'm going to make 12 garments this year.)

3819Here we go:

Pattern Description
Pull-on flared skirt has wide elastic on outside at waist and gusset at center back.

Pattern Sizing
XS-XL. I cut a large.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy, but Kwik Sew always has excellent instructions. I had problems attaching the elastic, but I think it's because I'm always afraid of cutting things too small. The waist was probably wider than it should have been for the elastic. You can see my uneven gathers. I plan on always wearing a top that covers the band, so only the perfectionist in me is worried. It's still a very easy skirt.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simplicity of the pattern. It's very forgiving to beginners. It's a great way to try a gusset for the first time.

Fabric Used
Black Ponteroma knit from Hancock Fabrics

Pattern alterations or design changes
Sadly, added 2" at the CB waist to make the back hemline even with the front and added 4" to the hips. When I make this again, I might try to figure out how to make a high hip adjustment.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I see two more of these in my future, in brown and gray Ponteroma. I highly recommend it.

Easy pattern that falls right in line with the maxi skirt trend this season

I really need to add some padding to my dress form. Ruby's curves aren't quite matching mine anymore.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Look Fall & Winter 2011

More fall pattern love! This is courtesy of New Look.

6079 -- close to S2152, but I'd still like to have it.
Misses' Skirts

6083 -- I like it, but I feel like I have this combo (in larger sizes) among other patterns. I do like that there's a CB seam.
Misses' Sportswear

6082 -- honorable mention.
Misses' Sportswear

Kudos to New Look for showcasing some diversity with their models. The marketer in me is pleased.