Sunday, August 4, 2019

Kangaroo Pocket Sneaker Dress


My "go-to" pattern for a quick and easy dress. I call it a sneaker dress because it looks just as good with sneakers as it does with heels.
Pattern Description:
Pullover, close-fitting top and dresses have button neck and front bands, and stitched hems.
Pattern Sizing:
XS-XXL which translates to sizes 4-26. I made the large
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use them at all
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
 I really love this pattern because it is so versatile and includes a center back seam that enables me to use less fabric.
Fabric Used:
Cotton knit from JoAnn's. it has an "oxford-like" texture. I wish I could find more of it!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the front button placket, I've added a 1" FBA (horizontal dart)  as I do on all my patterns. I raised the neckline a little and added contrast armbands. I used the pocket pattern from McCall's 7061 because I love the shape and size of it and added contrast bands onto the pocket opening. I also shaved off some of the A-Line shape and turned up and top-stitched a 1 1/2" hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've already used it multiple time and will use it many more
This pattern was released in 2013 and is now out-of-print, but if you do have it in your stash it's worth digging out and using.

Friday, August 2, 2019

It's been a while

I used to love blogging but these days it seems to be such a chore. I think Instagram has made me lazy or maybe I was lazy all the time! LOL.

I'm still working on building a wardrobe around a few core pieces but have also made quite a few things that have nothing to do with anything. Am also working on the much dreaded alterations I need to make on some of my favorite pieces.