Thursday, October 24, 2013

October Challenge Complete!



Pattern Description:  Cardigan -Simplicity 2474 Easy with front band
Dress - Butterick 5190 Sleeveless semi-fitted, pull over the head dress.
Fabric Used: Jacket -  1 7/8 yards of 60"   Dress - 1 1/2 yards of 60"

  


Misook Black+Blue Jacket/Cardigan www.nataliedress.net

 

While snooping on the internet, I spotted this color block jacket which will be my inspiration. The fabric will be a teal polyester with brown polyester poplin trim. The patterns of choice are Simplicity 2474 with a sleeveless dress from Simplicity 5190.
Pattern Sizing:
Jacket: 10-28w
Dress: 8-24
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 like both patterns.
Fabric Used: Lightweight teal double knit/brown polyester poplin
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Cardigan- Bands were added to the sleeves. Dress- Four inches were added to the length of the dress.
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: I'm very pleased with the final outcome of this outfit.

21 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!!! It looks so good on you.. Happy sewing.

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  2. Beautiful--I love the color combination.

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    1. Thanks, I'm playing around and trying to enjoy this challenge.

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  3. Very sharp. Nice knock-off, Dot! I like the pose, too. =)

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  4. wow! look at you! great job!
    Helen

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    1. Thanks, Helen! This is what you call putting on a happy face. I've had bronchitis for 35 days and now pleurisy. Waiting on relief.

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  5. Dorothy, this is a lovely ensemble - you certainly are putting on a happy face - and here was I thinking you must be feeling better. I do hope you do soon.

    I'll post your garment on the Make a Garment a Month Challenge update today.

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  6. Thanks Sarah! After ER visit this week and the third doctor's visit an answer of asthma which means I probably could have avoided this chest pain.

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  7. You look beautiful!!! I love the colours you have used. Praying you feel better soon xxx

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  8. You look great in this outfit Dorothy.

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  9. So stylish! I love the colors you used on this ensemble!

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  10. Just saw this posted over at Make A Garment Month and had to come here and tell you that you look marvelous!!! Great garments, lovely colors!

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  11. I love this outfit! I've made Simplicity 2474's cardigan but never thought to colour block it -- great idea. Looks so good.

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  12. Thanks, go for it. I'll probably do it again. I love this jacket. The sleeve caps fit perfectly.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.