Vogue 1214 & Simplicity 231511:00 PM
Pattern: Vogue 1214 - Alice + Olivia Godet Constructed Vest
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I cut the 16.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It does!
Fabric: Black and white houndstooth suiting fabric (65% poly/35% rayon) from Hancock Fabrics
Lining: Black poly from my stash
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy. The pattern is rated "AVERAGE", but I think an advanced beginner could handle this.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I always love making designer patterns that have been hanging in stores. The original retailed for $400 and I made mine for only a fraction of the price! From the moment I saw this pattern, I loved it. I love the edginess of the design. I love that it's more than a *basic* vest. One of the benefits of sewing your own clothes is that you CAN make the trendy and "of-the-moment" styles for only the investment of your time. And next season, it's on to the next one...
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened 1" at the waist and 2" on the bottom. I didn't really like the length of the version on the cover of the envelope. I wanted something that would be closer to the original RTW version. I decided to not make the belt and just use one I already owned.
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Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't sew this again. This style is very unique and a girl only needs one! I recommend this if it's your style!
Pattern: Simplicity 2315
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22, I cut the 16.
Description: Misses Slim Pants
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well, kind of!
Fabric: Wool-blend with stretch
Were the instructions easy to follow? Extremely easy! This is one-sitting project!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted a slim-fit pant to wear in lieu of leggings and this pattern fit the bill!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the pants by 3" and omitted the tabs at the waist.
This one is a winner and I'll probably make this one again!