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Thursday, July 7, 2011
Pattern Description: Over shirt with side splits â€“ great over jeans or leggings. Either button to the neck or leave open. Short sleeve & Â¾ sleeves available.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 â€“ 18 â€“ 20 â€“ 22 â€“ 24 (mine is a 14) you choose one size only, so choose carefully
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No - as already stated in my other reviews, the instructions are frustrating.
But, I learnt so much, this is my first shirt, first collar, first yoke etc, and I am pleased that I ended up working it out. Luckily I had my sewing teachers help for one week, but then I finished it off myself.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It fit nicely with no alterations whatsoever.
I would wear it open with a cami underneath, too cold to wear yet, but I will with white pants.
Fabric Used: Embroidered Cotton from Spotlight
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No size alterations - but I couldnt work out how to do the splits on the sleeves, so I left them out.
Pattern Description: Cowl neck top with build-in cami
Pattern Sizing: SIZES: 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 - 22 - 24 - 26 - 28 - 30 (mine is a 14) - NB you choose one size and receive that size only, so choose carefully
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so
Were the instructions easy to follow? Style Arc does not really have instructions, they have a construction order. So I have to still say no, the instructions are not easy to follow. As a beginner this is frustrating, but then it makes me think, makes me research, and eventually I work it out But to anyone other than a beginner, the lack of instructions would not be a problem, especially with a simple knit like this one.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit, I love the Seam notches, no measuring required, just sew where the notch tells you to.
The pattern is on strong paper, not tissue. Some people like that the patterns on whole pieces, not on the fold, I actually prefer a fold, so that is easily fixed, I just fold it
It looks RTW, and feels RTW if that makes sense, I just put it on and forgot about it, whereas other things I have made, I am constantly fiddling with.
Fabric Used: Wool Jersey from the Fabric Cave Sydney - I got a bargain, 5 metres for $15. So I am using it for test pieces, but this one worked out and I can wear it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None - although next time, I will shorten the sleeve length. Next time I am going to make the cami slightly higher, shows a bit too much for me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and Yes, I will make it next with nicer fabric and will make the cami constrasting.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
I used this http://sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/470-how-to-make-faux-mitered-corners tutorial on how to make mitred corners.
Main mistake i made was to start at a corner, whereas I should have started in the middle of an edge (as the tutorial tells you to do).
I also used a sewing glue stick to gently stick the material to the binding ribbon to hold it steady.
Using the walking foot made it a lot easier than i thought it would be.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Some cushions that I made using the following tutorials......
Invisible Zippers http://sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/545-invisible-zippers-are-your-friends
Cushion Making - http://mildlycrafty.com/2008/10/cushion-cover-tutorial.html