Today’s garment finish is the Jennifer Lauren Felicity Dress. This post is part of my garment sewing project (you can see past posts here). There’s a sew along going on, on Jennifer’s blog, and it just started. I think it’s great that indie pattern designers are doing sew alongs for their patterns; it is a bit of hand holding for those that need it, and I’ve seen some that offer pattern hacks along the way, which are also very helpful.
Before you get all curious wondering how I made so much clothing in the past week, relax, as I made these pants a few weeks ago, ha! Because of having to shoot photos of myself looking presentable as opposed to my usual pajamas or jeans and hair not done, sometimes it takes me a little longer to take photos of finished garments (or I’ll just wait until I have two garments to photograph at the same time). Also, I’m working on sending two new bag patterns to the printer this week, so I’m glad to have something to post for you today.
Today’s finished garment sew is the Pauline Alice Eliana Dress. I ordered this beautifully-assembled paper pattern straight from the designer in Europe. Instructions come in English, Spanish, and French (all in the same booklet, but divided by language). I was eager to make this pattern, as Pauline Alice has several other beautiful patterns. This one looked great for everyday wear. It has elastic at the hips and a cut-out on either the front or the back (the cut-out on the back is for the sleeveless version). Both versions are finished with bias.
I made something comfy and cozy to wear, and it was a really quick sew! Continuing along on my garment making journey (you can see a list of past finishes here), I made the Grainline Linden Sweatshirt. This is a beginner level pattern. I wanted to add to my everyday wardrobe, and this looked like something comfortable I could make; plus, I got one Hacci sweater knit last week in my Girl Charlee Knit Fix, which is a mystery bag of six 2-yard cuts of fabric.
I’ve done many reviews of Emmaline Bags’ patterns, and the Butterfly Sling Purse pattern is another fantastic package. First, Janelle always includes an abundant number of clear, descriptive photos to accompany her already very thorough written instructions. She breaks down the construction of each section of the purse and orders the assembly in the most efficient way. The pattern instructions are formatted to fit on a full 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper and thankfully are not broken down into columns (I find pattern instructions written in columns more difficult to follow). Pattern piece names are bolded throughout the text so there is no guessing as to which piece you should be using for a particular step. Plus, the photos are labeled and correlate to a specific step in the instructions. The pattern also includes a cutting diagram as well as a cutting list with pattern piece names and dimensions.
This post is part of Purse Palooza 2014. For contest rules, full details, and schedule, please click here! Today’s post is from Cyndi of The Nosy Pepper.
I’m super excited to be a part of Purse Palooza this year and I’ve picked the Betty Bowler by Swoon Patterns to review. This pattern has been on my to do list for quite a while and is my first Swoon Bag. I absolutely love the look of Alicia’s patterns but the Betty Bowler has stolen my heart!