I used to hate cold weather, but now that I’m getting older I have anew found love for being cool.
Author: Riesha Nicolle
Simplicity 9757 Misses’ Knit Top and Skirt in Two Lengths
My first thought when I saw this pattern, oh that’s cute, but I could never wear that. Then I thought I can wear whatever I want and I did just that.
I love the way it came out and I love the fabric choice I made.
Pattern Description: Misses’ Knit top and Skirt in Two Lengths
Pattern Sizing: Small – XXLarge. I cut a medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes it looked just like the pattern envelope when completed.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that it was a quick and easy make. I didn’t really like the elastic on the side, I cut View D, for the skirt. Once it was in and I tried it on, I still wasn’t a fan of the elastic. I will make the longer version when I make the next one, yes there will be a next make.
Fabric Used: This is a two-way stretch, that I think I found at Walmart, I can’t remember, it’s either there or Jo-ann’s as there aren’t any other fabric stores close to me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations needed for this pattern. I made the short version, which I wasn’t so sure about, but when I measured it and compared it to my body measurements, the length was just where I wanted it to be, at the waistline, but not showing too much skin.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am already planning to make it again, in the longer skirt version View C. I highly recommend it others for a quick, cute summer outfit.
Until next time, sew something!!!
Sewing Plans for 2023
It has been a while since I have sat down at my sewing machine and completed a garment. I have 2 that I am working on completing this week. The first one is Simplicity 9544 View C. I started this jumpsuit in October with Carol’s Sewing Corner on Facebook. It is 95% complete, it needs the buttons attached and I ordered beads for the hardware for vthe waist tie.
I was looking forward to this one and actually wearing it before the weather changed. It didn’t happen and we are now in a rainstorm, so once complete I will be doing indoor photos with this one.
Here are a few photos of the progress.
Project #2 New Look 6740
I started this one the week of Christmas and it has been hanging on Brittany, my mannequin, half done. It needs the sleeves finished and the bottom attached. My son, he’s almost 25, in a few weeks, asked if I were going to wear pants under it. Huh? What? No I hadn’t planned on it, guessing he thinks its too short. I am only 4’11”, so more than likely it is going to be real dress on me and not a “mini” dress as the pattern states. I do like the booties with it that the model is wearing, so more than likely I will pair it with leggings and a booties. I’ll keep the son happy and stay warm at the same time.
For now these are my sewing goals. I am also looking for an outfit to make for Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. I haven’t decided if I want to do a jumpsuit, which you all know is my favorite, a dress, or a pants and jacket combo. I just don’t know. So for now I am going through my patterns to see if anything jumps out at me.
What are your sewing plans? Leave me a comment. Happy sewing!
Fashion is art and you are the canvas. ~Velvet Paper
It’s Fall, My Favorite Season to Sew
Hello Sew Friends,
it’s been a while since I posted to the blog. Today is the first day of Fall, my favorite Sew Season. I thought I would share a few things with you about what’s to come on rieshanicolles.com blog page. Lots of Jumpsuits, Cardigan’s, and maybe some sweaters will make an appearance this fall. Dresses are a given as I am loving the fall looks with a dress, tights, and a cute pair of booties.
The last pieces that I created were strictly for summer and I am making the transition of summer to fall outfits, now sure why, because there a few days of 80 – 90 temperatures in the upcoming forecast. I really need it cool off.
Here are a few of my fall outfits that I have made in the past. Stay tuned for October makes will be shown soon.
Clothes can help you transform into who you need to be perceived as. `Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope, Scandal)
The Luna Jumpsuit
Jumpsuit season has officially begun for me. I has a list, my make nine list, which I am still using, but this pattern jumped to the head of the line, when it was posted. I know I say I love all jumpsuit patterns, but this one, I absolutely fell in love with.
The pattern is a free pdf pattern from Mood Sewciety, it can be found here. I love the simplicity of the patten and the pieces required to construct this garment. It came along perfect for me. Typically, I will need to take off at least 4″ from the length of the pattern for my height, there were no alterations needed. I am also wearing flat sandals and the top of the pant leg hits perfectly on the top of the foot.
Pattern Description: Women’s Jumpsuit
Pattern Sizing: 00-32. I cut a size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked exactly the same as the photo provided.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, instructions are easy to follow and the photos provide makes it easy to follow along.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved that I did not need to alter the length of the pattern. For all the women who want to make this, please be sure to measure the pattern and yourself for the the waist to ankle (or however long you prefer). measurements.
Fabric Used: I had this really pretty green cotton knit fabric that has been in my stash for a few years.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations needed for this pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would make this again maybe in black. Who doesn’t need more jumpsuits?
Conclusion: Love the pattern, love that there were no alterations needed, and I loved how many people commented on my outfit when I wore it to work. I did wear a jacket over it for the office to make if more professional.