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|Simplicity: 7221 (skirt & blouse) - Type:Plus |
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|WADDER ALERT! This is what you get when you're a beginner and choose to ignore the fact that you know nothing about fitting. Just pick and size, cut & sew! Right? Wrong! That's NOT how you should do it. Actually, it's not technically a wadder because I'm too sentimental to throw it away. I did, however, throw away the pattern....so does that count? hehe|
Pattern Description: Bias cut skirt and matching blouse with 3/4 sleeves with cuffs.
Pattern Sizing: I made my usual size 20 in the upper bodice and 24 at the waist but as you can tell from the picture, I'm practically swimming in all that fabric. In fact, it feels like a hospital gown. LOL!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yeah, but much bigger!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Actually, yes. I didn't have any trouble at all.
Fabric Used: 100% Rayon print from Hancock.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I actually took the blouse in 1/2 inch on each side but I probably should've gone for more like 3 inches!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, I've thrown this thing away. It has been discontinued anyway. It sort of has an 80's look about it so I guess that's a good thing.
Conclusion: I started on the skirt back on Thanksgiving weekend. And I started the shirt on New Year's Day (which is all I've entered in the stash contest). I could tell it wasn't gonna look too great so I wasn't in a real hurry. It was tempting to just abandon it altogether. But I forced myself to finish just so I wouldn't have it looming over my head. And I feel better now that I did.
I'm pretty sure I'll never wear this outside of the house. From now on, I'm going to wait until I know how to check the fitting before I embark on anymore adventures like this. No sense in wasting that much time again.
By the way, since this skirt was cut on the bias and since I left it hanging in my closet for months before hemming, it actually started to droop in the front and back. I had read this could happen. The sides seams show the normal length but the front and back hang lower. Here's a pic. Since I knew I wouldn't be wearing it, I decided to hem as is and take pics so others can learn from it.
And here's a pic of the sleeve so you can see how huge it is. It's supposed to be 3/4 sleeves. LOL! And those are sewn in cuffs (or whatever you call it when it looks like it's rolled up once) at the end of the sleeve.
Final Conclusion: My time is precious so I won't be doing this again (sewing w/o fitting). I think I'll call this my Kamikaze sewing experience....because I just jumped in head first, hoping for the best, but crashed and burned in the end. But at least now I know what'll happen when I do that!
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