Thursday, November 22, 2007

Simplicity 3835....again

I went to Fabricland yesterday to purchase the pattern, Simplicity 3835 for my Mother. It was on sale for $2.49 and I think she needs it. While I was there I fell in love with this brown print fabric. I had no idea what it was but after a quick consultation with the experts who work at the store, they agreed it would be perfect for this pattern.

The fabric is polyester. That scared me very much. I remember polyester as being scratchy and looking like plastic, but this was soft and flowy and I decided (since it was dirt cheap) to give it a go.



It was a little trickier to work with than the cotton was, especially when sewing the casing for the elastic around the neck and the hem. The pattern is very forgiving though thanks to that elastic neckband. My little oopsies are hidden in the gathering of the fabic.



I had purchased those iron-on labels a long time ago to use on my change purses and I really didn't like them much then. I think they are awesome now for clothes. There isn't much of a difference between the front and the back of this top and the label makes it a breeze to put on.

Embarassingly, I already have the fabric for two more of these tops. I think I need to find another pattern that I love and move on.

10 comments:

lera said...

Tres chic!

I love it, Karyn.

72 and 42.

Cici said...

karyn, it looks soo nice. i can't wait to see your next two.

atet said...

If you would like some suggestions for relatively easy skirts I can help feed the obsession...(bwahahahaha).

Felicia said...

I love it Karyn! And that necklace really sets it off. The color and subtle pattern are perfect. I've got to admit I would be scared off by polyester too! Can't wait to see the next two :)

Christy said...

The button pendant looks great with that top!

Mary Sarah said...

Love it! I think it's great to use the same pattern to make many tops, or skirts, or pants, or whatever! Love the button pendant too!

Polka Dot Creations said...

That is great! I think that pattern begs for a "flowy" type fabric.

Angie said...

I think I'm going to have to buy that pattern! Love the fabric you used :-)

Regina said...

It's super cute! See, I didn't listen to you when you said to go get the pattern. Now I REALLY must get it. Have to! Tomorrow hopefully.

Chara Michele said...

I love this! I definitely think I am going to need to get this pattern! :)