Project: Homecoming - 2008 - FINISHED! (long & image heavy)2:00 AM
Okay... now on with the reviews. Let's start with Amber:
Pattern: McCall's 5001, view B (Modified)
Fabric: Monece Satin from Hancock's
Lining: polyester lining fabric
Notions: 14" invisible zipper; hook & eye; 2 yds of 1/4" covered boning; sew-in bra
Description: Miss Petite lined close-fitting, a-line dress with princess seams.
She really, really loved this dress (as if you couldn't tell from all of her hamming it up) and the sweetheart neckline is very flattering on her.
I recommend this dress for anyone that needs a formal. I will not be sewing this one again. God forbid she is forced to wear the same dress or something similar! LOL
Pattern: Vogue 8527, view E
Fabric: Silver tissue lame
Lining: Monece satin from the dress
Notions: 12" zipper
Since I used the lame fabric and just as the name suggests, it's tissue thin. The pattern said to use sew-in interfacing. I wanted to make the bag a little more sturdier, so I used some scrap denim I had for the front and back. I used muslin for my sew-in interfacing for the facings. I used fabric from the dress for the lining. I really like the contrast of the pink against the silver. The zipper is attached to the facings and the facings are attached to the lining. The lining is sewed together leaving an opening in the bottom. The lining is attached to the outer part, right sides together. The outer part is pulled through the opening and slipstitched. All of the pattern pieces went together perfectly and the instructions were very easy.
Since she was very "shiny", we kept the jewelry to a minimum and only added earrings.
Pattern: Vogue 7488, view A
Notions: Six 5/8" buttons and a 1" buckle without the prong
Were the instructions easy to follow? Actually, they were. I had read the reviews on this one and the reviewers stated that they had trouble. Maybe I lucked up and got it right because I breezed right through.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern is very stylish. Almost identical to the retail versions I've been seeing in the Men's departments lately. I also like the pockets. The top pockets are mock welts and the bottom pockets are real.
Fabric Used: Navy blue wool pinstripe front with a satin back.
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3267
Fabric: Navy blue wool pinstripe
Notions: One 9" zipper, three 5/8" buttons, hook & eye
I recommend this pattern to anyone needing to make a pair of men's trousers. This will by my TNT for the in my life.