I still have sixties fashion on the brain from last week along with one of my favorite trends this fall, pattern mixing.
What I love about reviewing patterns is the opportunity to give my seamstresses out there a heads up!
Sometimes you just don’t know how something will turn out until it’s sewn…
and patterns can be such little liars sometimes or your best friend.
Sadly, these patterns did not make the bestie list. hehe
My husband calls this the old man’s shirt. Maybe it’s the print or maybe it’s the cut? Regardless, once I commit, I am always in the “make it work” zone.
- Fit: Loose, as indicated.
- Picture vs. Real Life: The sleeves are larger and more box like than the illustration on the pattern envelope.
- Would I do it again: I don’t plan to ever make this exact top again.
But I may try the longer sleeve options, there’s straps that minimizes the large boxiness of the sleeves.
The pants almost did not make today’s post… Hence why I have the nerve to post this sooooo late on Friday. The pattern was a nightmare because the fit is TERRIBLE!
However, the sewing was a piece of cake and I was done in 30 minutes but like I said, the fit was TERRIBLE. Nothing like the pictures you see now. After many alterations and a wash to shrink the fabric, the pants were better but not best. I am sooo curious to see what this will be like if I used a smaller size. This pattern was made for more of an hourglass figure, I have no waist and no hips so I may have to alter the pattern to get my right size. Also, IGNORE pattern size suggestions outside of the envelope and refer to final garment measurements when making this garment.
- Fit: Terrible for my boy shaped body
- Picture vs. Real Life: not even close without alterations, beware of camel toe. yikes!
The leg was not as tapered as seen on the envelope and the crotch is suuuuuuper deep.
- Would I do it again: Ummmmmmm, yes, because I am curious to try a smaller and altered size.
The pocket detail was my FAV. The are basic but I love them!
DIY Blanket Scarf Tutorial, have you all made one yet? Blanket Scarfs are crazy easy to make under 10 minutes AND insanely more affordable than the ones everyone bought at Zara’s. Standout and be different by buying and making your own!! The way fashion was intended to be! xoxo FULL TUTORIAL HERE.
The bracelet is currently available on my shop on Etsy.
Also, the clutch is a new line I will start selling at my Etsy store soon!
BTW, I will have some special Blanket Scarfs, that DO NOT take 5 minutes to make, in my shop next week, soooo look for that.
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