60s Dress

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.

Long Hiatus, Still Crafting

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.