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|Simplicity: 4781 (ponchos, vests, misc. access.) - Type:Accessories |
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|Posted on:||10/6/13 5:42 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Faux Fur [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses accessories including capelet, vest, headband, poncho, and scarf. Designed for faux fur and knit fabrics.|
Pattern Sizing: XS-S-M in this envelope
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it was just like it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I actually didn't need to use them, this was so easy to sew.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It really is a one-hour pattern! Sometimes those one-hour patterns are more like two hours. But this one is just as advertised. It's a great rainy Sunday afternoon project that I can get done while my husband takes our children to skating lessons.
Fabric Used: A knit with curly fur backing. The knit is pretty heavyweight. I cut through the knit facing only but still got fur schnitzels everywhere in my house - I do mean everywhere!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added seaming down the front and down the center back, in part because I was cutting this out of something I had cut out a long while back. I had tried to make a jacket out of this, but the fabric was too thick. So I was cutting this out of some already-cut out pieces and trying to make it work. I lapped the seams and sewed them flat, since I wanted to showcase the fur on this. I used the collar inside out (with the fur side out) and unlike the instructions, I sewed it like a turtleneck - attaching one side only, and having it finish with a foldover collar. The instructions call for sewing it so the free edge is on the inside and slipstitched down.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. This is a great cape to wear over a fall blazer with jeans. It's just enough (in fact this knit is very warm) on a fairly cool fall weather day - not those lovely early fall bright sunny days in the 60s, but more in the 45-degree range where the gray November clouds scud across the sky and you want to watch the last of the leaves fall down before heading inside to the fire and some hot chocolate.
Conclusion: While this pattern is OOP, I do note two other patterns that are in the current Simplicity catalog that is very similar on my blog. Click Here
I also show a photo of my sewing room (and children's playroom) and the fur aftermath on my blog.
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