Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Life" and a Bit of Sewing!

I have been a bit wrapped up lately... well with life in general, but it has been great nonetheless. I am always thankful for life, living, loving and laughing. 

A  wonderful friend of mine... I actually call her my sister, had her first baby two weeks ago and I thank God for all his blessings and for the new addition to the "family"... Samara. It really is a great feeling being able to share in the joy of those you love. Fortunately, amid all the celebration I still had time to sneak in some sewing. I do hope to get more sewing done this coming week though, as I am beginning to feel withdrawal symptoms...sigh :( 

I saw Simplicity 2187 reviewed by Knitters Delight and really liked the way it looked on her so I decided to try it myself.  The only problem I had was when I was finished with the dress, there was too much bulk around my torso area. So I adjusted it inward about 1" on each side to reduce the bulk a bit. I should have essentially used a smaller size, maybe a 10 instead of my usual 12. 

Other than the size issue it turned out pretty good.

Fabric Cost: 
Total: US$7.03 (1 1/2 yards)

Time to complete garment:
I spent about 4 hours from fabric cutting to final stitch.

Pattern Description: 
Misses Dress, Jumpsuit and Knit Tunic.

Pattern Sizing:
Size 6-14. I think it goes up to size 22.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I chose size 12, but I think I should have used size 10 because the finished garment was a bit big. Yes, the instruction were very easy, however the instruction on how to construct the pocket did not state to top stitch but it was shown in the picture. So I top stitched the pocket. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the pockets and the fact that the pattern was a very easy sew.

Fabric Used:
Patterned knit jersey.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not include the carrier. I did make the tie belt but I don't think its needed. I did adjusted the bodice area to make a little smaller.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, maybe in a different fabric.

Really nice and easy to sew!  

So until I write again, happy reading and thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so CUTE!!! The colors compliment one another!!!

  2. Thank you, they really do compliment each other!