Monday, August 17, 2009

Simplicity 2854- Pattern Review

This is garment number 7 in the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review. This catches me up on my postings for all of my recent creations.

Simplicity 2854- this pattern is for blouses with collar and sleeve variations. I was drawn to this pattern for view F- it has no collar and short sleeves with bands. However, I made view D with white cotton sateen I had left over from another project. View D has ruffles along the armband and waistline.

I made a 14- my usual one size smaller than the pattern recommends.

The pattern was easy to make. I'm just not excited with the end product. In fact, this one is going in the Goodwill pile after I post it. The pattern and design are fine, I think I just used the wrong fabric for it. The sateen is too heavy and crisp for this design. I might give this pattern another whirl in view F in a lightweight batiste, voile, or something else that is more floaty. The white just doesn't do it for me.



  1. You always do such a great job. Your garments always look like the pattern picture. Bravo!

  2. Nice job on the top. It doesn't look to heavy or too crisp.

  3. Nothing beat a white blouse for class. Class workmanship too.

  4. You guys might be convincing me to pull it out of the Goodwill pile...

  5. Don't goodwill it! Keep it for yourself, or gift it! Surely your friends would love it in a diff way!

    I do keep some clothes for myself, but my wardrobe isn't big enough (like yours I'm sure!) to hold all the clothes I make!