I have a co-workers that is ALWAYS making me think outside the box when it comes to designing.
Every time I design something for her – It’s a chance to learn a new technique or play with new fabric. She has such an amazing , creative style – so it’s always an adventure trying to figure out how to make HER vision come to life!
This is the inspiration photo she showed me:
This is my rendition :
In order to get this look – I only used the Back Yoke and the bottom portion of the bodice. If i used the side piece that came with it – it would have been too much frill on the sides.
I made a test top in a similar fabric – and i’m So glad that I did! I intended on using the “side piece” but because I made a “muslin” this time – I realized that it wasn’t needed. Saved myself a lot of time and sewing!!
I normally hate doing muslins but when it comes to sewing for others – its almost ALWAYS a MUST – Specifically when working on a new style or with new fabric. Styles can look drastically different depending upon the fabric that you use- so it’s always good to use a fabric that is the same or very similar to the fabric you plan to use for your project.
The shorts review is coming up next 🙂 I used a NewLook pattern. Stay tuned!
I made view A for a client.
These super Easy-to-Sew pieces sized XS to XL feature a tunic with contrast yoke and side bands and skirt with trim hem or contrast band in three lengths
XS – XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think had I made it according to their instructions it would have looked exactly like the photo.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Extremely easy pattern. Very few pieces.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There wasn’t anything that I disliked. I did like the fact that it had so few pieces and was so simple.
100 % Polyester from Joanns.com — Link to fabric Here
Similar Trim from Fabric.com found HERE
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I only used the back yoke and the main bodice piece (that is both for the front and back). I did NOT use the side piece, because for the look I was going for – it wasn’t needed.
I also made the front lower piece shorter than the back lower piece for a High – Low hem effect.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If this style is requested again. Surely!