Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sewing Along

Patricia at Perfect Sew And Fit  is hosting a mini wardrobe sew along. Six items: simple skirt, pants, loose-fitting blouse, fitted blouse, unlined jacket and lined jacket. The timing couldn't be better. I'm excited because this is all about the fit. Patricia guides you through pattern alts with meticulous detail. Other members chime in with suggestions too.

So after much deliberation, I have settled (sort of) on patterns and fabric. One of my goals was to use as much of the stash as possible.  Of course I decide I want one of the colors to be rust/burnt orange and I have none of that here ...

Where there are multiple patterns, my first choice is first. Where there are multiple fabrics, the muslin is first. If there is time, I'd like to make both skirts and the first two fitted tops.  I have two lined jacket options because V7975, well it's a Vogue and I'm intimidated. I'm using Simplicity for backup directions.

I have some real fear about the first fitted blouse pattern (expensive fabric, my first buttonholes, my first tailored shirt) and the lined jacket. Strangely enough, I'm not that worried about my first pants (too excited by the prospect of having pants that fit to be scared). Just a little concerned because I want line them and the pattern doesn't call for that. I'll be experimenting with lining the skirt too. 

KS3617 I've made before. I'm kinda skipping ahead now and trying to fit that on my own. I put some knit tops out of their misery recently and I need replacements fast.

Now that we've chosen our patterns, we have to take our measurements. I've gained weight :-( since I had mine done in May, so I'm doing them over. It is a very sobering process. I want to have those done tonight. 


Anonymous said...

i was looking for some information on simplicity patterns when i came across your blog.
can u help me with a question?

i want to know whether the simplicity catalogue includes all the patterns or not. can u help me please?

NuJoi said...

The catalog does not include out of print patterns. Simplicity has a section on its site for out of print patterns. I think all of them went on sale a couple of weeks ago, so there may be slim pickings. Other sites to check for discontinued patterns: eBay, ecrater, etsy, bonanza. If you have the pattern number, start with google. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi again
thank you for replying. i am really sorry about your aunt. may she rest in peace.
i want to make sure, the catalog does have pattern but only the current designs?
my main concern is the availability of patterns in the catalog. as i am not in US. i just want to make sure if the catalog has patterns.
thanks again.

NuJoi said...

Thank you for your sympathy. The catalog has all the current patterns. The website has the current patterns and some out-of-print patterns. You can order both from the website.