Thank you who ever you are – fellow Habermans shopper- for making my weekly jaunt sew much easier! Beautiful, rich coordinated fabric neatly folded and waiting to be plucked from the heap. If I was a smoker I would have needed a cigarette from the incredible satisfaction I had after making this purchase. After fondling (but in a good way) my fabric for a few weeks trying to find the perfect pattern compliment, I decided on Vogue 7876. I think a nice pencil skirt out of the solid blue will complete this look.
<b>Pattern Description: </b>unlined, wrap top has side ties and sleeve variations.
<b>Pattern Sizing:</b> 12 – 16
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b> yes
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b> I was a little apprehensive at first but the instructions were very clear.
<b>What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?</b> I made view A. I love the style of this top. no dislikes
<b>Fabric Used:</b> some sort of polyester.
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b> none
<b>Would you sew it again? I already have other fabric in my stash that I plan to use for this pattern. It’s very flattering, stylish and easy enough to sew. Would you recommend it to others?</b > I would definitely recommend it.
<b>Conclusion: <b> I love, love this fabric and think it’s perfectly paired with this pattern. I plan on getting lots of use out of this pattern.
One of the cool things I’ve appreciated in the 2 short years of sewing is that you would rarely find 2 sewist with the exact same pattern AND fabric. Well, I almost proved myself wrong! Thanks to the Pattern Review website, I remembered that Victoria B also used this fabric with one of the patterns under consideration (Simplicity 2406)! http://tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com/2011/11/simplicity-2406-my-salsa-birthday-party.html
Now, it would have been perfectly fine to use the same pattern. After all, we live some 800 miles away from each other! She’s in GA and I live in MI but I couldn’t continue to espouse uniqueness as a quality of sewing knowing that someone, somewhere-namely Georgia -could potentially have on the same outfit, on the same day! I guess a better way to look at it is –Great minds think alike! Nonetheless, I decided to use Simplicity 2187 instead and here’s my review…
Pattern Description: </b>
Misses dress, jumpsuit and tunic
14 – 22
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b>
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b>
<b>What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?</b>
I like the super easy pocket construction. No dislikes
Wasn’t sure until I remembered that Victoria B used the same fabric for Simplicity 2406. She noted it was a woven polyester so that’s good enough for me!
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b>
<b>Would you sew it again? There’s too many other patterns on my list. Would you recommend it to others?</b> I would definitely recommend it. The instructions were perfect. Great for beginners.
This is a great summer wardrobe extender. I love the fabric in this pattern and Victoria B’s also.