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Pattern Review: Simplicity 1064

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Pattern Link:
http://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-pattern-1064-misses-tunics/1064.html

Review Link:

https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=134093

Pattern Description:
Misses’ easy to sew tunics with length variations and tie belt. This versatile mock wrap tunic pairs well with leggings for an easy on-trend look. Make it with a long sleeve, short sleeve or sleeveless with a front flounce.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a 12, but actually feel like I could have gone down to a 10 to make it a tad bit more well fitting in the top.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn’t dislike anything major. I liked that it was very clear with instructions and there were no guessing games involved. Personally, I wish the cut were a little higher in the bust area, but it is nothing that a tank or cami cannot solve. Also, the darts did not seem necessary with this particular pattern. I also really love the hem. That is what drew me to this pattern from the start!

Fabric Used:
I used a poly interlock from Walmart. The exact description: Shason Textile Poly Interlock Floral Print.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan to make it again! This one is view A. I plan to make B and C, and a C with short sleeves. Not a fan of flounce, so not doing D.

Conclusion:
This was a very easy, quick sew. It took me the course of a few days due to other obligations, but I love it! Cannot wait to make it again. Great wardrobe builder!

Sewing

Patterns, Problems, & Perseverance

As a late year ‘resolution’ of sorts, I told myself that I would finally start using the patterns that I own. At the time, I only owned a few which turned into several as it just so happened that Joann was having a sale on patterns as was Hobby Lobby. I picked up some retro Butterick patterns and added some others to my stash!

My first pattern that I decided to make was the Butterick 6318. I loved the way that it looked! It looked easy enough, but once I started, it was so difficult for me! My pattern was missing some symbols it seems because at one point, it told me to gather between circles that were not there. I did learn some techniques such as under-stitching and dealing with facings. This was new to me! My mom was such a huge help and available at every point to help me figure things out. However, after one too many moments of confusion, I put that dress aside and decided to work on something else.

My current project is the Simplicity New Look 6434 pattern. It looks like a good start to launch into pattern following! Talking with my mom, we agreed that as I start making patterns more and more, my mind will become accustomed to thinking in a ‘pattern way’. So, I decided to backtrack some and start off with something a bit simpler. I have the pattern pieces cut out and will cut out the fabric later today and hopefully will have it assembled by the end of the day!

Hopefully, I will be able to look at this day 6 months from now and see loads of progress. Until then, I will keep trucking, learning new terminology, and filling up my closet one garment at a time.