Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Beginning of My Selfish Seamstress-ness

Yes, I made something for me again! This is my TNT Simplicity 3835 (view C): the Built by Wendy pattern that everybody made and loved a few years ago. This is the 4th time I've made this up and I love it still. It's fast, easy and fits! I wanted to make something yesterday and found myself somewhat paralized by my new freedom. What was I going to sew?! I'm pooped out on bras, panties, and other lingerie and I really need some tops for Summer. I was digging through my plethora of patterns and came across this one and it's about as close to instant gratification sewing as you can get. I found some coral seersucker in my stash and away we went. It's so nice and light and perfect for the warm weather we've been having. I did make adjustments to the pattern the last time I made this in the way of FBA and increasing sleeve width. The first two time I made it straight and added width to the center front and back seam. I like the FBA better though because it gives a better fit. I did pivot the center front hem away from the fold about 1 1/2" to add more room for my tummy. I don't know if that makes sense now that I re-read that....sorry! Oh, I don't sew a back seam like it instructs either. I cut the back on the fold and that extra gives more room for mah booty.

Up next I think I might make this:
This one is McCall's 5640 and it looks comfy. The style is pretty similar so I'm hoping it'll look good on. I'll just need to decide if I want a top or dress!


Aminat said...

Cute, I love the style and your fabric color is very lovely..

Angela said...

Cute top! Looking forward to the dress!

gwensews said...

That's a very pretty top. Coral is one of my favorite colors.

K.Line said...

You know, that dress is kind of similar to my "urban caftan". It's got a lovely line. I'm sure it will look great on you. You know, my caftan is a riff on one of the slopers in Wendy's latest dress book. She does great patterns, yes?

Heather said...

Thanks so much, everyone! I've been so comfy today. My husband came up to me tonight and said he really liked it too. Bonus!

Kristen: I do like her patterns. I have a few but have only made up this one so far. I think I've only read a few negative reviews too.

Anonymous said...

Looks cute Heather, and you look good in that color! The dress looks good too, post some pics when you are done!!


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