The Simplicity I finished recently has to be one of the easiest patterns out there. I managed to make it the wrong size though. Or, it’s just not meant for my shape. I don’t feel comfortable in it, so I have not worn it out. It is also a bit see through, which doesn’t help matters. I’m not quite sure what to do with the rest of the fabric.
I like the way it looks in the pictures, but in person it does not feel right. Has anyone else had that issue?
Simplicity 1607: Striped Jiffy Dress
- Size: 8
- Fabric: White and marigold striped fabric
- Lining: None
- Notions: Invisible zipper, crocheted collar
- Adjustments: No adjustments to the pattern
- Would I recommend it to other sewers: Absolutely. The construction is super simple. I hardly looked at the instructions (except for the facings which are always confusing for me). The shape is flattering, as well.
You know when you’re at a restaurant and everyone is Instagramming their meal, but you’re already three spoonfuls in? That’s how it’s been lately with my projects. I have made a dress, learned to embroider, and crocheted a hat since I last posted, but I just moved on to each new thing and neglected to update Thread and Butter. And grad school got in the way…
But I’m back, with a little more time on my hands. For this quick post I’d like to share this clutch that I made from So Sew Easy. It was a simple pattern, but of course I read the directions incorrectly and I messed up a couple of times. I had to rip it apart and restitch twice (which is inadvisable when working with vinyl, the perforations from previous sewing attempts are noticeable).
I have vinyl left over, and since I have no other purpose for it, I’d like to re-do the clutch and make the workmanship neater.
Btw, vinyl is super easy to work with. All I needed to do was get leather needles for my sewing machine.
Anyway, stay tuned because I’m posting the dress I made, plus reviews of the three(!) Craftsy classes I managed to complete.