Sunday, September 23, 2012
I used a rayon/polestery linen-looking fabric that I bought at Hancock's for $ 4.99/yard. I love this fabric; I've used it before. It sews beautifully, it takes high heat during pressing, and it a breeze to wash and wear (no ironing required). Ignore the wrinkles in my photo above; it was taken after a full day of work.
This is a wonderful pattern. I've shied away from Kwik Sew patterns after trying one nine years ago where it seems that it was drafted for someone with a large bust and small hips, and most women aren't built that way. But this one fit perfectly. The pattern contained the finished garment measurements on the pattern pieces, which is crucial for figuring out what size to make; I made the size Small straight up, no alterations. The pattern went together wonderfully; all the seams and notches lined up exactly the way they were supposed to.