Sewing is an attitude.

It’s pretty bad when I’ve written about a project when it’s in progress, but totally forget to show y’all the finished garment—oops! I guess my foray into (Simplicity’s) Project Runway (patterns) wasn’t that memorable. Anyway, I think the photos were, though.

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So, I think this sign is hilarious. I keep replacing the “Safety is an Attitude” statement on the sign with “Sewing is an Attitude: Think Before You Sew” in my head every time I look at these pictures. Advice I could certainly use sometimes.

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I actually kind of like this top, although I think it’s because of the fabric and not because of the design at all. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that Simplicity just repacked this knit Built by Wendy Top into a woven pattern and called it a day.

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Having made both, the fitting weirdness in both—such as extremely broad shoulders makes me think I’m probably pretty correct. I always make shoulders a bit smaller and go down a size or two in Simplicity (since they make patterns with such an insane amount of ease), but this is a bit ridiculous.

I did follow a tip that was in the latest issue of Threads for this pattern: I cut the sleeves on the bias and I’m so glad I did. These would have been waaaaay too puffy if I hadn’t. Now they’re nice and drapey. I keep toying with the idea that I’ll remove the elastic and just have a normal sleeve, since I sort of forgot that I don’t like sleeves with elastic casings. We’ll see if I get up the motivation.

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Anyway, I’m just not really a Simplicity gal anymore, I don’t think. (Aside from my favorite Built by Wendy dress and the occasional retro style, of course.) This Burda pattern is looking much more like what I wanted, but with a decidedly more fitted, grown up look.

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(Ahhhh! That doesn’t mean I’m actually a grown up, does it? The horror!)

~Sarah

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