Sunday, May 15, 2011

B3344 and V8603

Gray and Lavender for Sunday, May 15, 2011.
I got my calendar for our church choir two weeks before this date. Last Sunday, we were to wear Black and Silver. It was my intentions to make a hybrid between two different patterns. Due to time and lack of ambition, I wore a pair of store bought Black pants with my free Vogue pattern that I made a few months back.
Today we had to wear gray and Lavender. Thank goodness for TNTs! I made V8603 and B3344 again. This is the previous Vogue skirt:
[CLose up on skirt side[3].jpg]  This one is a bit too tight but it is wearable. Just as long as I don’t eat before and have to bend after. I still like it and still wear it.     
                                                 Here's the new skirt:
                                                      Front with shirt up 1This version is much better – it’s made with a fabric that has a little stretch. (I need to work on my signature stance because this one is NOT working!)

The top is Butterick 3344.
My version was the Purple one. I have made this top, I believe 2 times before. I really needed a twist to the top and decided to change the neckline.
Version 1:
 DSCF1490Notice the neck line.

Version 2:…
…got swiped. It was made in a stripe, too, Gray and white. Made the same way.

Version 3:
Neck shape  Notice this neck line. The necklace is crazy looking because I was trying to move it out of the way for the neckline shot.

(Whoah! I need some Neutrogena…This picture is just plain ole ugly. I shoulda put it through Picnik first.) lol

Same pattern I just put a piece of packing packing paper under the original pattern to get this shape. I should have taken a photo of it but the camera wasn’t around then.

Here is the review for the skirt:

Pattern Description: MISSES' SKIRT: Lined, straight skirts A, B, C, D, E, F in two lengths have princess seams, back zipper and waistline facing. A, B: gathered side front, side back and lower back. C: button trim. C, E, F: topstitching. E: contrast side front and side back. C, D, E, F: back slit. A, C, D: length is mid-knee. B, E, F: length is mid-calf.
I made version A again.

Pattern Sizing: The Combinations are: AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20)
I cut the size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I do believe so, like the gray one.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use the instructions this time. I remembered how to put the skirt together from before. So, they must be quite easy, for them to be a Vogue. Now that's good business. Oh, yeah it does say Easy Options. It lives up to the title.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the shape this pattern yields. It is very sexy and chic. At least that's how I feel when I am wearing it. No dislikes at all.

Fabric Used: I used a stretched suiting. I love this fabric and want more!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
First of all, due to time constraints, I did not line the skirt this time.
#2: I added 1 inch to the center front - and forgot to add it to the facing piece!
#3: 1/2 inch to the center back - and forgot guessed it. lol
#4: I only put in an inch hem. I believe the pattern calls for 2 inches.
Nothing further. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will sew it again but I do not know when. I will keep this one for future uses. It is totally recommended.

Conclusion: Great skirt!

More pictures:
Front with shirt downBack with shirt downBack with shirt up
Until later, Schey.


Tanya said...

Really cute, and your picture isn't ugly lol.

ScheyF. said...

lol thank you, Tanya!