Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Walmart fabric creation...S3634

As if I need more fabric, I can't seem to get enough Walmart fabric. One way I increase my fabric stash without going to the poor house is by taking my winnings from bowling and buying fabric. I have won money every Friday for the last three weeks and have been buying ungodly amounts of $1.50 and $2 fabric. I bought is fabric last Friday and was there again today to buy the rest. I'm going to make a summer dress with the rest.

Pattern Description: Misses'/Women's pants, skirt and knit cardigan in two lengths and tops. I only made the cardigan and the sleeveless top.<

Pattern Sizing: 10-28W

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It would have if I hadn't made changes

Were the instructions easy to follow? They would have been had I used them and I should have used them. Would have saved myself some time not having to rip out some mistakes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't dislike anything about this pattern

Fabric Used:I love this fabric. It's an interlock knit. The design is not woven in but rather painted on. Doesn't it look like lace? It's another one of my Walmart $2 a yard finds. I just bought it a couple of days ago and went back today and bought the last 4 yards on the bolt. I can see it as a summer dress. Although it is rumored that Walmart is fazing out there fabric departments, the department manager assured me that their store will be doing no such thing. She says the fabric department does really well.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I added bust darts to both the cardigan and the top. I also did a FBA as well as wide and high-round back measurement to both pieces as well. I wanted to make a traditional looking twin-set so I shortened both the jacket and the top 3 inches.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would certainly sew this again and would recommend it to others but be sure to sew in the order the instructions say!
Conclusion: I love this set and can't wait to wear it.

My surgery is still scheduled for Thursday and I am steering clear of aspirin! I hope to be able to make a jacket tomorrow. If all goes well I might be able to make a garment Wednesday as well. I'm a lean, mean, sewing machine...LOL


  1. You certainly are a lean mean sewing machine. That is cute!

  2. Girl...I love me some Wal-Mart...some days I force myself to pass it by because if I's over.

  3. That fabric absolutely looks like lace. What a great fabric find. Nice job.

    Keeping good thoughts for you.

  4. I hope all goes well for you tomorrow. My Wal-Mart got rid of their fabric dept. I was very upset although I did buy enough fabric to sew for the rest of my life while they were liquidating. My cousin is a mgr. at Wal-Mart and she said that all Wal-Marts will be phasing out their fabric depts. so stock up. Like you need another reason lol.

  5. I'm praying all goes well for you tomorrow. Take care of yourself and get well as soon as possible. See ya on the flip side!