Beautiful Morning in Downtown Silver Spring! Thanks Brittney for the photoshoot 🙂
Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, sleeve variations,
and stitched hems, view A.
(I cut a 10 for the top and 14 for the hips) in fact I could have cut a 12
because of the stretch of the fabric.
photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes exactly, I added the flounce.
easy to follow? Yes very easy no problems at all.
like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing simple go to pattern cuts and
neoprene in Radiant Orchard and Purple on the other side.
or any design changes you made: None, to the pattern just measure the
amount of flounce I wanted I believe it was 5 inches, double the width of the
bottom of the skirt.
again? YES! Great for beginners – has set-in sleeve, side bust darts easy
it to others? Yes, I certainly would its adorable!
not find this pattern difficult at all; I can probably sew it without the
instructions next time.
I would never think to make my own “foundations” let alone my own bras or panties.. but after meeting a fabulous ASG member at the sewing retreat in December and she was creating her own bras I became intrigued. I happen to stubble upon another blog where this sewer has created the most adorable pieces Very Purple Person and I knew I had to begin somewhere. However, most of the suppliers seemed to be in the UK or elsewhere and I wanted to begin right away with something simple at least — yes its that shopping impulsive urge. I then stumbled upon Cloth Habits site and link to a free Lady Shorts Pattern .. the result you see above..
Polka Dot Cotton Knit from JoAnn’s 1/2 yard
Top Lace from JoAnn’s 2 yards
Smaller lace around the legs JoAnn’s 3 yards
You can’t see it but I did purchase a 1/4 yard of thin cotton fabric in orange (they did not have white, why I do not know). The clerk suggested a different thin white knit but it had polyester mixed.
I downloaded the pattern — pieced it together and I had to think about it a minute.. Like how in the world would these two pieces of fabric become “lady shorts” lol but 4 seams later or less they were!
I add the cute lace with a little ease and tension and there you have it.. I promised this is probably the quickest thing I have ever sewed! And in less than 30 minutes I might add!
For sure using stretch cotton might not be very economical especially with the lace trim which I love.. But if you use different fabric like stretch silk, or other luxury fabrics you will have a unique piece of lingerie to love and it was fun sewing!
Yeah or Nay.. let me know your thoughts 🙂
Pattern Sizing: xs-small-medium (I cut the medium)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes exactly, only needed interfacing for the collar.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very easy, with cutting time it took about three hours to sew.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Since the fabric was so light-knit I did not need to use the ease method for the sleeves — love love and winning!
Fabric Used: light-weight knit from fabricmart.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, just made the sleeves a wee bit longer but I do not think I needed it because of the fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I certainly would its adorable!
Conclusion: I did not find this pattern difficult at all, I can probably sew it without the instructions next time.