Saturday, July 11, 2009

Love the Show, Hate the Patterns

This is Simplicity 2652, a Project Runway pattern and let's just say I won't be buying any more of those. I like the way the jacket came out but it was so unnecessarily convoluted. I initially made it to go with the geometric maxi dress but I think I like it better with the zebra print maxi.

I didn't put the elastic in the sleeves, I like it better without it.

Up next Butterick 5331, view B with some of the gifted fabric from Ms. Peggy. I was going to make this pattern with some of the gazillions of yards of my Wal-Mart plaid but when I got this fabric I immediately changed my mind. The picture doesn't really show the colors, I love the lime green, orange and blue. I have some navy blue twill for the capris.

I know, I know I'm supposed to be making a maxi dress for LaTrisha but I found out that she won't be here until Monday so I will work on it after I finish this jacket and the capri's to go with it. I can't help it after sewing for everybody else (mainly my DD) for so many years I am loving sewing for myself and I'm finally getting the wardrobe I always thought I should have since I sew, is that so wrong.


Faye Lewis said...

No, I don't think you are wrong! Can't wait to see your plaid jacket.

Michelle said...

That is an adorable jacket, but I had similar issues with the instructions for the project runway patterns....I couldn't even figure out how much fabric to buy!! Good luck with the Butterick. I have made two versions myself, and other than the back being a touch wide, the pattern was great...well drafted, fell right together. I think it will be adorable in that plaid.

Sheila said...

That is a great jacket and you can pair it with so many different things. I have a few of the Runway Project patterns to and find the multitude of variations a little dizzying.

Jada said...

Cute jacket!! I have issues also with the runway patterns! I have a couple of them I only made one! I think that will be it for me.

Anonymous said...

I love this show too - mostly for what Issac is trying to pass on these kids AND the fact that he purposely picked out designers now sewists and wants them to understand some basic sewing so they can design better (duh!)

And was glad to hear the review - I've been tempted to buy some of their patterns, but hadn't seen one that really rocked my socks, and probably won't now. This confirms what I really thought about these kids - they don't teach sewing of any kind in design school, and so they graduate students who are half-prepared to design coherent, classic and comprehensible clothes!

Loved your review!