Later today I will be posting the scheduled itinerary for the 2nd Annual Mimi G Event "Sewing, Fashion + Style Workshops 2013" and you wont want to miss it, Registration opens on Friday. We will be giving one lucky attendee a Brand New Sewing Machine! along with s a few other giveaways!! so make sure to check back this afternoon to see what i have planned.
I made this skirt last week using an OOP pattern that I had been meaning to try for some time and a new pattern by McCall 6650 (review below) which is now one of my top 5 blouse patterns. I love this blouse, the details are nice like the 3 button closer in the back and the functioning cuffs with button holes and the gathered CF make this blouse super cute and I can see making it over and over because it works with skirts, pants, under blazers etc. and the fabric possibilities are grand.
I am already looking to make it in this Linen/Knit Blend (have you worked with it before? it is yummy) the linen/knit blends holds it structure really well so although the patter calls for a woven you can easily use a stable knit. It also would be amazing in this PRINT and this ONE I have ready to cut.
Pattern Sizing: I cut the Small
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are very clear and this came together very quickly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the cuffs with functioning buttons and the back closure/placket and the gathering at the CF and Wrists.
Fabric Used: Rayon Challis (similar HERE and HERE) / Lightweight Interfacing used for cuffs HERE / Skirt Fabric HERE
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None on the shirt but I did add 1.5" to the skirt length and I pegged it at the knee too.
Would you sew it again? I plan on it
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
DIY Black Pencil Skirt (similar) HERE / Print Blouse similar HERE / Steve Madden T-Strap Heels (old) similar HERE