Monday, April 1, 2013

Simplicity 2588

Peace y’all.

I have been sewing a lot. More for others than myself. I have gotten real efficient about using my time effectively. But I took a break to make myself something for Easter.

I’m no longer a Christian. Haven’t been in some time. Technically I shouldn’t celebrate Easter. But there has never been a year I didn’t get a new outfit for the holiday and I’m not planning to stop that particular tradition. I suppose it’s a case of “Eat the chicken (new outfit), spit out the bones (religion).” Unfortunately is cold as a witch’s tit in Atlanta so I won’t be wearing it any time soon. Oh well. Tradition preserved. It’s not like I had somewhere to go on Easter. I should have made a new jogging suit since that’s what I’ll be doing!

Simplicity 2588

Apparently this is an older pattern. Everybody has it. Vogue 8867 was the pattern that I wanted but I got tired of waiting for it to go on sale. This simplicity pattern was cheaper ($.99) and had more options. I have already have plans for other versions. Shall we?

Pattern Description: Misses Dresses Misses and Miss Petite Dresses Project Runway Collection

Pattern Sizing: 12-20 (I cut a 20 in the green version)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I don’t like Simplicity pattern directions. Keeping that in mind, I read them over but didn’t follow them. Still came out fine. ALTHOUGH… the envelope called for more fabric than I needed. It’s still cool, but I like to be close to the actual amount. A remnant that big is money on the floor…..

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It was the exact style of dress I wanted. Even though it was Simplicity

Fabric Used:
Cotton as per the store. But I doubt it. Didn't look like pure cotton. I scored this fabric at a local mom&pop store and I had to take the cutters word for it. I go there a lot. They know I only want natural fibers. If I start itching, I’ll know they lied. They aren’t above lying to my face.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did a FBA in on a princess seam. I must freely admit, I started sewing because I’m top heavy and needed to alter my own clothes or my mother promised to stop buying clothes for me. I’m self-taught without so much as home ec. They discontinued it by the time I got to high school. So my bootleg FBA’s were pretty much just adding panels or gussets. Since finding the online sewing community I have come to learn proper FBA techniques. And I appreciate it. You should see my bootleg sway back adjustment…..

Would you sew it again?
Absolutely. I’m a do a sleeveless version with the thicker collar and fuller skirt.

Would you recommend it to others?
Seems like everyone already knew!

Should be in everyone’s stash!