Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pattern Review: M6319 View C

Hello again! 

I know it seems like I'm back sooner than normal and I am. This is another dress that I made and wore this summer.
I really think this dress was a really nice addition to my work wardrobe. I also felt really comfortable with wearing this dress and wore it multiple times throughout the summer. A Picture and my review of this pattern is below.


Pattern Review: M6319

Pattern Descrption:

Fitted dress with tapered skirt has lined bodice and elasticized waist.

Pattern Sizing:

I cut a 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes.

Fabric Used:

stretch knit


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:


I added my usual 2 inches to the bodice and 3 inches to the skirt. I think I could have added another inch to the skirt but I think I achieved a pretty decent fit.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, but not until next sprint. I will also complete it in other views just to give myself a little variety.

I would definitely recommend it to others. I was a really easy sew. The fitting was simple as well. 

I promise I'll work on better pics. It's just always so easy to get shots when I'm on the go.  :-)



Sorry, those floors are so hideous. I work for the Army and of course we don't have a interior decorator so we have to stick with what we have:). Shout out to the Soldiers. Keep doing what you do!!!! 

I'll be back soon!

Happy Sewing!!
Natalea

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I'm back!!! + Pattern Review Vogue 8870

Hello Everyone,

I've been gone for a minute from the blogging world but I've been getting a little sewing done. Don't worry all of my challenge buddies, I haven't been shopping though my husband tried to get me to buy a few things. I held strong for our challenge.

I've been really busy with day to day life and can only find time here and there to sew. Hopefully, that will change soon enough. Please forgive me for the photos on the next few blog posts. My husband had to use his phone to take the pictures because I was always on the go.

On to the goods......

My first review is V8870 View B. I made this dress a couple of months ago and when I wore it I received sooo many compliments which was really cool because I didn't care for it on me initially.

Pattern Review: V8870 View B

Pullover dress has loose-fitting, blouson bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, side pockets and narrow hem. Wrong side shows on back hemline. B: Elasticized upper back.
Pattern Description:

Pattern Sizing:

I cut the large in the bodice and the X- large in the skirt. I think I could have cut the large in the skirt as well to achieve a better fit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes.

Fabric Used:

Charmeuse


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:


I added 2 inches to the bodice and 3 inches to the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I'm not sure yet. If I do sew it again it will probably be next summer. It has already started to get a little chilly here and I wouldn't wear this now without a jacket.

I would definitely recommend it to others. I saw it on a few other bloggers page and they really bought this to life. I'm sure you all can too.







Talk to you all soon!
Natalea