Friday, April 4, 2014

Simplicity 2215 Skirt - A Cynthia Rowley Pattern

First of all, I want to thank you all for all the wishes and prayers. I am feeling much better now and trying to take a day at a  time all , I give all Glory to Almighty God for everything.
To jump start my sewing, I made this beautiful S2215 pattern in a rich oriental brocade fabric. These pictures didn't do justice to the skirt at all but I will share anyway until I am able to showcase it better.

My Review
Fabric: Oriental Brocade lined with a beautiful pink silk cotton
Pattern Sizing: 14 to 22. I cut size 16 and modified the waist to fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much
Were the instructions easy to follow: I didn't pay attention to the instructions until I wanted to insert the zipper on the pocket, which I didn't understand at all, I eventually removed the pocket from the side the zipper was inserted.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened by 4", lined the skirt and  omitted one pocket
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike, though would have preferred deeper pleats, but still love how this turned out .
Conclusion: Very great pattern

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sewing Plans

My plans for the fearless february will not go as planned as have been sick for almost 2 weeks Boy oboy I can't begin to explain the pains have been going through. Please keep me in your prayers.
Before my pain started I managed to do a muslin of my jacket with welt pocket,  which is still hanging on my form,  hopefully I will get to the real jacket someday but for now I need all my strength to recover. Happy sewing everyone

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Fearless February Sewing Plan

Hi All, I  know it's been ages but my sewing mojo has gone hiatus recently due to job commitment and deadlines, by the time am home from work I am so exhausted that sewing is the last thing on my mind.  But during a recent site visit to SK I was able to attend a 3 day class hosted by Ron Collins of Power Sewing. It was an excellent event  and  I plan to incorporate some of my new learned skills in my fearless February garments. My list for the sew-along will include;
1. A jacket with bound buttonholes, and welt pockets
2. A lace dress, or lace (skirt and top)
3. A vogue dress
4. Some tops
Hope I am not over ambitious but will try and stick to the plan and take a day at a time.
What are sewing plans for the new month?
Happy February all and happy sewing.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Year-End with Cynthia Rowley

Happy new year to my fellow bloggers and thank you for all the wonderful comments and encouragement over the past years. I wish you all a prosperous 2014.

                                                                  Pictures were taken after all day wear

OK what did I do on Dec 31st 2013? I jumped on the leather bandwagon  and so glad I did. The most interesting aspect of my dress is the fabric. I got the fabric from Wal-Mart about 4 years ago, and still can't remember why I had just a meter, this really got me thinking what I could make with this small yardage but after a lot of contemplation I settled for my  TNT S2054 (already reviewed in my previous post)  for the bodice and faux leather also from several years back for the sleeves and belt.  I also modified the pattern a bit to suite the look, and love it so much....So what do you think????

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