Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pattern Reviews with Patty

Patty has been b-u-s-y! She has produced a mini wardrobe. She was so kind to invite us over for a photo shoot.

OK, here we go....

McCalls 5529Patty made this twice. She is a believer in TNT patterns. If it fits and the style is attractive, make it again! This pattern met those requirements.

Fabric: 51"
100% Cotton Double Knit
18.00
(sold out- see entry 11/16/07)

Construction Details: Patty didn't use any interfacing because she felt the fabric was heavy enough. She pinked the seams to reduce bulk, finished the hem with a serged edge and used snaps for the front closure.

Now it's the embroidery and trim that really makes this jacket special.

Patty used her Bernina Artista 640 to do the embroidery
but the paisley design is a free download from Creative Machine Embroidery. Patty used a size 75/11 embroidery needle, a mid weight cut away stabilizer and Robison-Anton thread in silver and turquoise for the paisleys.
Beautiful!

The next jacket from this pattern is made with the red/white floral fabrics made for Anna Sui (see entry 1/17/08).

Fabric: 45"
50% Linen 50% Cotton
17.00
for the body of the jacket
&
45"
100% Cotton Lawn
13.00
for the collar

This was constructed using the same techniques as the red knit jacket. A red gross grain ribbon was added for the belt.
Two jackets-two different looks-Love it!



Vogue 8229 & Simplicity 7513
Fabric: 45"
100% Cotton Lawn
13.00
Designer--Anna Sui

Construction Details: Patty added the ruffle from Vogue 8229 to the Simplicity 7513.
She used 1/4" non-roll elastic for the waist
and used a 3 thread overlock to serge the flounce onto the skirt as well as to finish the hem.

Butterick 3125 (out of print)

Now this is where Patty really works her wardrobe skills!

Fabric: 45"
100% Cotton Lawn
13.00
Designer--Anna Sui

She made a blouse to match her skirt!

Construction Details: The fabric is very light so Patty self-lined the collar. This gives a nice clean finish at the collar's edge.
She used a 1/4 non-roll elastic for the sleeve and turned the hem up twice and hand picked the edge.

Since we already mentioned Vogue 8229, Patty thought she would share the dress from that pattern.
This was a rayon crinkle fabric we had two summers ago. It really turned out lovely.

At Patty and Davey's house there is laughter, good conversation and great food.
Thanks Patty and Davey for a wonderful afternoon!

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