I’m so happy with the pants that I’m thinking of using grey ponte bought for different style pants for this pattern, instead. I have no idea why there’s no reviews – this really deserves to be a popular pattern!Continue reading
This is a great pattern, and one of the few times that I’ve ever made the garment twice. Not only that, I remade it within months of making the first one!
I eyed this pattern for quite some time before I “adopted” it. I particularly loved the loosely woven version with the visible threads. But I worried that my fondness for the jacket was for the fabric rather than the pattern. Plus, I no longer wear tops tucked in; I hide my abdomen under fabric, and leave the cropped looks for the slim. Fortunately, I decided to ignore those concerns and buy the pattern.
I made View A, with the single button.
I fell in love with this pattern as soon as it came out, and eventually bought it. It’s a very pretty blouse, and the fabric flows and drapes unusually. Garments like this are the reason I sew! However, the pattern has a number of errors; very poorly edited, which is unfortunate because it could have been a great pattern. Other sewists address the problem with the skirt (to be reviewed separately, once I alter the pattern and make the skirt). For the blouse, they talk about how the sleeves are far too drapey and annoying, but I found some additional glitches. Once those were all resolved, the end product is very wearable, comfortable and attractive. But there were some additional things worth noting, if you’re still thinking of making it.
I needed something for casual parties, or a family dinner, or out for casual dinners out. The plunge-front DKNY top is perfect for when I want something a bit sexy, but would definitely not have been appropriate for the recent dinner with colleagues! My bought casual dresses for summer are either very, very loose (hiding of the figure) or are snug across the bust (don’t always fit!). And both are black, not a nice, summery colour. And then I saw this Rebecca Taylor pattern: a bit fitted, but not snug. Really, an adult version of a classic little girl’s party dress. Perfect!
No idea why this dress is already out of print. With alterations, it’s really great. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting jackets, particularly for spring and fall. It’s that time of year when the temperatures can’t decide whether they’re warm or cool, and so your attire has to be flexible. But it can’t be a suit, since they’re not worn that often anymore; something on the sharp side of business casual. And, I’ve also been wanting to experiment with linen. This is a great jacket pattern for both purposes.
I’ve loved the look of this jacket from when the pattern came out. I was interested in wearing it open, not closed – it looked terribly boxy and preppy in the line drawing. The camisole was cute, but impossible to hide bra straps, so not feasible for me.
Back when I was in university, I saw in a fashion magazine a long straight black knit skirt featuring a metal zipper as the front slit. I loved the look, and as a new sewist, I promptly copied it. It was a great, but no longer fits. With fashion (re-)cycles, I decided it was time to make it again!