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|Reviewed by:||Tanyasews|| |
|Posted on:||6/20/14 6:25 AM |
New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops Pants Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
A set of wardrobe basics to sew from various knit/stretch fabrics.
I used the regular size 14 cutting lines without alteration.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I have made view A, B and E so far, with plans for the others.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Easy to follow especially for the top and skirt. I used a serger for the seams and twin needle for hems and had no problems. When making the cardigan I should have stretched the neck band tighter to fit the body of the cardigan - and while I unpicked one edge of the hem to try and get the hem band and neck band to meet up better, the problem was caused by not stretching the whole band when applying it and I wasn't going to unpick all that serging! I used the stretch buttonhole setting on my machine for the first time and temporarily stabilised the fabric by putting tear-a-way interfacing under the stitching area. For the thread belt loops I used a new method for me - machine zig zag stitch over 6 strands of thread as per tip from http://www.coletterie.com/books/making-thread-belt-loops-with-nancy-zieman-and-3-ways-to-use-them and it worked great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked that for me the shoulders fitted without alteration. The construction stages are clear.
Fabric Used:I used fabrics and notions from my stash. View B the 3/4 sleeve top is a lightweight polyester cotton knit I think. View E is a stash fabric - manmade, doesn't wrinkle, quite robust but I don't know exactly what it is (polyester). View A is a stash fabric - a double knit style, I ran out for the tie belt and end of sleeve length and used some black ribbing probably poly cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The cardigan has "cuffs" and contrast tie belt due to a shortage of main body fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes I would sew it again, I would like to make the pants but haven't yet identified a fabric in my stash that would suit the pattern or me! The skirt I will make again but from a more fluid fabric. Would recommend the pattern for its easy to sew and wear appeal.
This was a satisfying sewing experience, that yielded wearable clothing and some stash busting potential.
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