Sunday, April 13, 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pattern Description: Simple fold-over lined clutch features interior phone and small pocket with stitched dividers. Clutch has a shaped gusset to add depth to the sides and bottom, topstitching around the edges and closes with a magnetic purse snap.
Pattern Sizing: One size, approximately 8" tall by 14" wide.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Well...
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I checked Patternreview.com and unfortunately, found that only one person has reviewed this pattern. As I went along, I found that there were problems with this pattern and its instructions starting with the location marks for the magnetic snaps. If you follow the pattern markings, they will not meet. Even the illustrations in the instructions show the locations wrong.
Before Construction: First thing, first, I cut and ripped the drapery panels on all four sides to make sure the fabric was on grain before I cut out the pieces.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
As you can see below, the back seam of the top is completely sewn up, however, when I raise my arms suddenly all this fabric appears. I know this is probably an armscye issue but which one and how to fix it? Looking through all twenty of my sewing books, none mentioned this issue specifically.
So, is this normal, is this ok? It has been a while since I made a straight non-gathered bodice in a woven fabric so I'm not sure. I can add some shoulder darts but is there more that I should do?
I think the armscye is too tight and needs to be lowered, what do you think?
Please help me, I really want to move on to the dress. Any ideas?
*By the way, while I like this fit, in order for this top to become my inspiration shift dress I will need it to fit looser anyway.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Surprise! This skirt was actually made in 2013 as a test of the pattern but I just received the OK from the designer to go ahead and publish my review. Sign up at Paprika Patterns to be alerted the minute the pattern is available for purchase.