This is one of the patterns that my friend Noni got for me at the Walmart pattern giveaway earlier this week. It was my favorite of the bunch so I found some knit fabric that has been in my stash since I started sewing again in late 2006. The fabric (a brown and pinkish paisley print) is not fabulous but actually sewed up rather nicely. I made view D of this dolman style sort of kimonoish top this afternoon - mainly because I really needed to make something easy in order to get me back into my SEWING MODE.
So here's a picture of my finished project, I think it turned out rather nicely. It had been made by and reviewed by lots of sewers on Pattern Review and of all the review I read only one was negative. I can wear this top now and into the fall so it is being considered transitional. I think it will look be a quick put together outfit for work when paired with brown slacks that I already have in the closet.I attended the first session of LISA'S sewing class last night. IT WAS GREAT! Great also to be in the mix of other sewers. I really learned a lot from the fitting information that she covered, and she had some great handouts too. I can tell that this is going to be a great learning experience.
I was finally able to pick up the fall issue of Sew Stylish. I think it's a GREAT ISSUE. When they first started the magazine I subscribed to it and then they ended the subscription before it was even over because they said they were discontinuing it. Then they started selling on newsstands so I had to search for it. I made three trips to BooksAMillion just to look for this issue and of course it wasn't there. Last night I was out near BAM so I stopped in and it was there. I guess the next time they send out an email advertising it I'll just order it - CAUSE I'm tired of trying to track it down! Most of the time it's really good, the spring/summer issue however was sort of a let down.
NEXT UP: The Sandra Betzina Special
I've actually liked both the long and short sleeved versions of this pattern for a long time now...but have shied away from it because of the attached shrug effect, thinking it would be hard to put together. I'm off to read PR reviews on it now....