April 30, 2012

Simplicity 2147 again - or what you can make of a potato sack

So, it seems my favourite pattern so far is Simplicity 2147, despite its tendancy to look like a sack. It's all in the choice af fabric, people. To avoid the sack go for a cotton fabric. Here's a blouse I sew thursday night, just because I wanted something new to wear for our trip to mom. I used the 2147 view C which is tunic length, but I went for short sleeves (summer's on the way!).

I also chose this project to be my first where I use French seams. It wasn't hard at all and it looks so pretty on the inside! I used the twin needle for the hem, it always looks very professional. The hem is a bit larger than the pattern says. I think it says 3 cm but I made it 6-7 cm instead, so it would look more like a blouse than a tunic. I'm very happy with the result.

And here it is from the front:

And the back:

I don't know if it shows in the pic, but there are only two pleats in the back instead of six. I tried to omit the pleats altogether, but I didn't change the pattern enough (did not make my sturdiest effort in calculating how much to take out), so I had to make two pleats. But I'm not unhappy with that since it looks good. I also added about two inches of extra width at the bottom.

My mom and sister liked it so much that they now want me to make them one each! My mom was also gracious enough to donate four (!) bags of fabric from her attic stash (she has several cardboard boxes). We'll see what I can make out of that.

I have also recieved my Colette Ginger pattern. Yey!  So toworrow I will make a skirt. I have a lovely striped cotton fabric in blue, red and white and I will make view C.

Bye for now,


1 comment:

  1. Lovely, I wandered how it would look with just the one pleat. Perfect I think.