Saturday, January 11, 2014

First sewn garment of 2014

I wanted to begin the year sewing and hopefully complete a number of garments a month.  I am trying not to set any unrealistic goals this year so that I don't overly stress myself to complete them.  Sewing is not on a way to add to my wardrobe but it is also a way for me to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everything else that is going on in my world. 

Here is my review of V8944




Pattern Description: Vogue 8944, View B. 

Fabric Used: Ponte knit from my stash, purchased from Joann’s a while back, faux leather, purchased from Vogue Fabrics on line and tricot lining from my stash as well.
 

Pattern Sizing: (14-16-18-20-22), I made the size 16 and took the side seems in about 1 inch.
 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow as the pattern states Very Easy Vogue.

 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that it was simple and I needed an easy pattern to jumpstart my mojo.
 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 4 inches to the length.

Would you sew it again? I may sew view A in the summer and color block it as the pattern shows.
 
 
My picture was taken with my tablet and is not as clear as I would like but I do like the dress. I plan on wearing it church tomorrow.  Hopefully I can get someone to take a picture for me.

As always, Happy Sewing.


 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

 
 
I thought I would post this first day of 2014  to be set a precendence for myself.  I am grateful to see another year and hope to do much better than last year with posting.  I figure if I post more I will get more sewing accomplished.  As I have read various blogs and everyone is posting reviews of their 2013 sewing, I have decided that since I did not due a fraction of the sewing I had wanted that I would not post a review. 
 
With that being said I hope everyone has a productive year of sewing completing projects and learning new skills.
 
Happy New Year!
 
And as always, Happy Sewing.