Monday, October 21, 2013


Pattern Description: Simplicity 1699 peplum shirt with cap sleeves and collar.
Butterick 4997 slim skirt with front and back darts and back kick pleat.  Fabric- crepe back satin  Used size 20 waist and 22 hip and shortened the skirt two inches at the lengthening and shortening line.

Pattern Sizing: 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? Very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Like everything about the top.

Fabric Used: royal blue cotton poplin that has a feeling on nylon

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added one inch to the back to waist length. That being said, looking at the back, maybe I shouldn't have added that additional inch, but the front needed it.

Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: This really is a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to make all of the items.

*Note: I don't know if it was an error on my part, but I had to recut the facings because they were too short. I added about two inches to the back and trimmed where necessary.


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