|Pattern Description: |
After sewing a jumpsuit/romper from a patter recently. I wanted one more to my liking. I searched around and couldn't find what I wanted, nor was I really exactly sure what that was. So, I decided to try my hand at making my own. I figured, how hard could it be? I know how to make shorts and pants and tops. Just make them all together and Viola!
Well, it wasn't as easy as all that. haha It has taken me a week of sewing in my spare time, to get it done. But, I have been pretty busy.
I made it to fit me, approximately an 6-8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looks like the photo that I had in my head, sorta. As I got farther and farther into it, I would make changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
It wasn't what I would call easy. But, it wasn't really difficult either. I suppose a beginner sewer would have a hard time. It just takes patience.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really wanted a romper with a button up front and a daring feature in the back. I may have gone a bit overboard on the "daring" factor. But, next time, I can change that. As an afterthought, I added small "epaulets" at the shoulders. It just looked a bit plain when I got the neckline and armholes finished. I like them.
I used a cotton blend print from JoAnn.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made so many changes as this was coming together. I had originally planned to make it a deep V in front and Lace up in back, with full length pant legs and cap sleeves. As you can see, it looks nothing like that. As I got deeper into it, I would get braver and go crazy on it with my Dritz marker and scissors!
I changed the front neckline to a low scoop with buttons. I changed the lace up back to a deep V with a strap buttoned at the top. I changed the cap sleeves to more of a tank top look. The last thing I changed was the length. All that remained to complete it was the leg hems. I got brave and cut the legs off into shorts. I figured, it's summer weather and if I want a long one for cooler months, I have plenty of time to do that.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I didn't actually save a pattern for this, it was mostly just drawn on my fabric and draped on my dress form. I did think about getting some proper paper and making a pattern. But, I wasn't sure if I would even like it once it was finished, so I didn't. I can make a pattern from the finished garment now, if I decide to make one similar.
Overall, I like it. I love the fabric. I'm a sucker for buttons. Someday, I'm going to do something weird and wonderful with buttons, but not today. I made this entire outfit around a belt. I guess you could say the belt was my inspiration. I had absolutely nothing that went with it, but I loved this belt! Now I need a purse to match. Oh Lord, I do love to be all matchy matchy! It's a curse!
So, I finished the purse first. It can be seen Here