M7596 Pattern Review!

Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday! I want to apologize for my inactivity. I was recently in a car accident and needed some time to recover. I’m doing well though. So with all that being said, I feel like my “coming back to the blog” should be a pattern review!

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So I’ve searched far and wide for a kaftan dress pattern. I was so glad McCall’s released this dress pattern. I snagged it during the $2.99 sale on their website. My plan is to make more of these dresses in the future. Since this fabric is so thin, I’m going to use this as a beach cover up. I plan to make more of these dresses with a heavier knit, so it’s not see-through. Take a look at my review and my pictures below!

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Pattern: McCall’s 7596

Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting pullover tunic and dresses have shoulder and length variations. B: Contrast upper front.

Pattern Sizing: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium)

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. It was pretty straight forward. On the McCall’s website, it’s listed as average. I only think it’s average because of the shirt design (A).

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I loved the kaftan style dress. When I noticed this pattern, I knew I had to have it. The only thing I disliked was the darts on the front piece. I feel like I would’ve done without them.

Fabric Used: Lightweight Jersey Knit from The Loft

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: Yes! I plan to make this dress in every color if possible.

Conclusion: It’s a pretty fast sew up, I believe it took me about 30-45mins to sew. Instead of using my sewing machine, I decided to serge the entire dress (except the darts and facings). This dress is so lightweight and flowy, I’m obsessed with it.

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I will be photographed in this dress soon! Hope you all liked my review! If you’ve created this dress with this pattern, please share with me!

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Vogue 9253 Pattern Review!

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog! It’s Saturday and I think this wonderful day deserves a pattern review. I recently bought V9253 and knew it was on my immediate to-do list. See below my entire review!

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upclosePattern: Vogue 9253

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted back zipper opening, attached self-tie and length variations.

Pattern Sizing: 4-26 (I cut a 4)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Absolutely!

Were the instructions easy to follow?: For the most part yes, however once I connected the bodice to skirt front, it threw off the sizing. I’m not sure if I read the directions wrong or if I missed something.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I loved the kimono sleeves! The deep V neckline was a winner for me along with the big flowy skirt. I didn’t dislike anything from this pattern. Everything was perfect!

Fabric Used: Rayon Challis from Michael Levine’s in Los Angeles.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I altered the bodice front piece to create a more flattering look for my cleavage. I have a big chest, so certain style necklines, I have to be aware of. I cut the front skirt panel on the fold instead of not doing that. So in doing that, I had to make adjustments to the bodice front and the top of the skirt. My advice, follow directions! Don’t rush! I also added a thigh slit to add more sexiness to the dress!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: Yes to both! I’m already planning to make more of these dresses!

Conclusion: Follow directions! Overall this pattern is a definite winner. If you’re a beginner, this pattern is pretty basic. So it’s pretty straight forward and you as a beginner shouldn’t have a problem. My suggestion is to get this pattern ASAP!! It’s so beautiful!

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This was my first complex maxi dress from Vogue and I must say, I love this dress!! I do often times have zipper installation issues, so if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments section.  I hope you all enjoyed my post about V9253! Click the image below if you want to learn how to sew! Click here to purchase the faux over clutch!unnamedStay tuned for more blog posts! See you all soon!

Pattern Review+ Simplicity 8386

Happy Sunday lovelies! I’m back again with another diy/ pattern review. I recently went to Jo-Ann fabrics because they finally had the $1.99 simplicity pattern sale. Normally I always miss the days, but by the grace of God, a fellow sewista put the news in the sewing group and I was saved! I picked up about 7 new patterns.

One of the ones I picked up was Simplicity 8386. This is now one of my solid faves because it features 3 different looks and they are all super easy! Let’s begin the review!


 

tiaPattern: Simplicity 8386 (View C)

Pattern Description: Create these easy-to-sew Misses knit tops in three styles. Sleeveless top has choker style neckline that ties at back with cross-over bodice. One shoulder style features one long sleeve in a classic T-shirt length. The off-the-shoulder look features a cropped length. Sized for stretch knits only.

Pattern Sizing: 4-12 (I cut a 6)

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! Very quick and easy sew! It is pretty straight forward

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I loved how fast it sews up. I like the design and the cut. I loved everything about this pattern.

Fabric Used: Stretch Black Croc Foil Jersey Faux Leather

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None made

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: Yes & Yes!

Conclusion: Overall, I love this pattern. It fits super nicely. I cannot wait to post a OOTD so you all can see the styling of it. I plan to make more in every stretch fabric I can find to be honest. I also cannot wait to make the other 2 tops as well. I do think this is a great beginner pattern, because these pieces aren’t complex at all. If you understand basic garment construction, this should be a breeze.

Below are some more pictures of the top! (Honestly, the pictures don’t do the fabric no justice!)

Click here to purchase the pattern! Click here to have me create you one myself!

See you all again for another post!

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