Friday, 20 January 2017

New Look 6602 View C: Easy Tunic in Denim Floral

I just finished sewing New Look 6602, View C - a tunic with side slits and buttons on one shoulder.  I was really excited to make this pattern because I love any look where buttons are a prominent feature.

The tunic is mid-thigh in length and would be great paired with leggings or shorts.

It was a really simple and fun pattern to work with and I was able to finish it in one afternoon.  I made it out of a printed cotton fabric, and I would definitely love to make it again in the summer out of a beautiful linen.

Check out my sewing selfie, wearing New Look 6602.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Simplicity 2286 View C: Printed Cotton Skirt

Pattern Review:

Simplicity 2286 is a skirt that sits at the natural waist and has several different variations.  I chose to make View C, but instead of the lace trim the pattern calls for, I used an eyelet trim that I hand dyed grey with Rit Fabric Dye in Graphite. 

The elastic waistband makes the skirt super comfortable and perfect for tucking in shirts (I like to wear my skirt with a plain black or plain white t-shirt).  There are a good amount of gathers and there is a decent amount of fullness.

In terms of fabrication, I went with a lightweight printed cotton. 

I found that it was difficult to differentiate the front of the skirt from the back of the skirt as I began to sew, so I marked the back of the skirt with a safety pin until it was completed, at which point I sewed a label onto the inner waistband, at the back.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

January 2017 Sewing Pattern Wish List

After a visit to my local fabric store this weekend, to peruse the sewing catalogs, here are the patterns that are currently on my sewing wish list:

McCalls M7409

Simplicity 8086

Vogue V9151

Player 2 Patterns: 3 Sizes of Bows on Etsy

I created my bow pattern in 3 sizes and the PDF pattern with illustrated instructions is now available for sale in my player2patterns Etsy shop.

The small, medium or large bow pattern can be used to embellish a variety of accessories, clothing and crafts. 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Player 2 Apparel: Button Band Cowl on Etsy

New PDF sewing pattern for sale in my player2apparel Etsy shop.  This is another quick and easy project that is ideal for showing off your sewing skills and for enhancing your wardrobe.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Player 2 Patterns: 5 Button Pillow on Etsy

Hey everyone,

My latest player2pattern is for sale on Etsy.  This 5 Button Pillow pattern is quick and easy to make.  Great for beginners!