Good Evening Sewcialites!
As part of my New year “Re-SEW-lutions”, I stated that I would be more consistent with blogging AND sewing garments for myself.
This is my first time using an indie pattern and rather than piece the PDF together myself, I sent the file to Staples and used their “engineering print”option and was able to get a 36×48 printout for $7.63. Not only was this an amazing price, but the in-store pick up was ready within 24 hours of submitting my order.
Now on to the pattern review:
Pattern Description: Sew House Seven Misses Toaster Sweater
Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL. I cut the size small. I’m a 34B in the bust and 35″ waist (for now).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that it is quick sew, approximately 1 hour from cut to finish stitch. I love the mitered corners of the side vents, as well as the high/low hem. Surprisinly, I love the neckline.
Fabric Used: Sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. However, the next time I make this, I will add 3 inches to the bottom hem as I’d like for it to hit just below my hip line.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this again with the added inches to the bottom. I used sweatshirt fleece this time, next time I’ll use a ponte or terry knit for more of a drape and flow look. This is a great pattern for the advanced beginner and I’d highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a quick, fun and fashionable project.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review. Don’t mind the coat on the dress form. It’s a UFO that will be finished soon.
Project 1 of 12 completed. Can’t wait to style this with a pair of boyfriend fit jeans with a rolled cuff hem and my gray suede heels.
Until Next Time…