Today, I want to post the results from my wardrobe boost It's Sew Easy projects. I have compiled a few photos of the finished projects that I did manage to do and a few words about the patterns themselves. The reason I chose these patterns for my projects is because they are patterns that you would find at just about any Walmart. I remember a time when I was not so avid about sewing, but I would buy an occasional pattern here and there whenever I was in Walmart. A lot of people will actually do the same thing because the price of the patterns are really low, but there are several questions that I would ask myself when I bought Walmart patterns.
1- Are these patterns as good as a regular Simplicity pattern?
2- Are the instructions complete in detail?
3- Will my project turn out like the photo?
4- Will this be a pattern that I will use more than once?
These are just a few of my major concerns with the It's Sew Easy patterns from Walmart and here is where and when I decided to put some of my fears to rest.
First on my Review scale is It's Sew Easy 1853. This is a skirt pattern that had various skirt lengths, elastic waistband, pouch pockets, and tie front. This pattern appealed to me because of the many possibilities. I am going to show the pattern in it's original version spruced up my way and then I will show it in one with my own twist.
Original Version My Way
Hancock Fabrics last year. This fabric is perfect for Summer time. I like the way it makes the skirt stand out with very little effort and it has a great deal of comfort.
My Altered Version
Pattern Description: Misses skirt with length variations, elastic waistband, and pockets.
Pattern Sizing: XS-XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I absolutely loved the ease of the pattern. There were straight lines and pockets which made for a quick basic project..
Fabric Used: Project 1-Linen. Project 2- cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Changed the pockets in project 2 and length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I am going to make this pattern as a maxi skirt. Yes. I think this is a good first pattern.
Conclusion: This is an excellent pattern to have in your pattern stash. It was very easy to read and simply looking at the illustrations are a great help as well. I can see this skirt with several different types of fabric,, satin, silk, shantung, woven blend, poly blend. There are a numerous amount of fabrics that would suit this pattern. The pockets can be eliminated or changed very easily. Trims can vary from ric-rac, lace, and ribbon, or anything that you want to accent your garment. The elastic in the waistband is kind of thin. If you want a full inch in the waist, adding another 1/2" to the waistband pieces and keeping the buttonholes in the same position should make for a more firm waistband. If this is one of the patterns you bought on a trip to Walmart, I would suggest that you give it a try. It's a good beginner pattern and a quick cute pattern for the more advanced sewer.
Thank you for joining me, Until next time
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