Remember how I finished my straps last weekend on the maxi dress? Well I picked out my very first pattern to do from start to finish and that's what I've been up to the for the last day and a half. Obsessed much? Yup!
Pattern: Simplicity 2593
Difficulty Level: Easy
Pattern $: 5.95
Fabric Cost: $13.00
I picked out this 'easy' simplicity pattern with a design by Cynthia Rowley (fashionista to the end!!). For the fabric, I went with a super summer madras plaid cotton in a feminine pinky-brown colour palette.
I won't pretend to be able to do any sewing tutorials that will actually help you but I when I feature my sewing on Delightful DIY, I'll share my pattern details and lessons learned! For this shirt, i had big plans to do the twisted collar on the cover shot but I ended up losing steam after finishing the basic tank top.
A few things I learned:
-the size is really the size Lenore so you don't need to add extra inches all around (hello boxy!!)
-I don't need to pin the pattern to the fabric to cut it, just weighting it down is enough and saves tons of time
-always, always practice your seams on scrap fabric (good think I picked out a patterned, textured fabric to hide all my flaws!)
-patterns tend to be too short so I always make my length longer then pin to fit perfectly
-adding darts is not so hard - thanks google!
-there is no satisfaction like making my own clothes...so so cool!
Here's some pics of the finished product. Forgive me for I'm make-upless...how's that for brave??
So yes, it's definitely on the boxy side and it's a big big in the neckline but all in all - for under twenty bucks it was a great first project.
What are you up to this weekend friends? Hope it's lovely where you are!