Pattern: Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 2215, View D
Fabric: Navy blue and white gingham
Notions: Lightweight interfacing, navy thread, and six flower buttons from The Finishing School
Time to Complete: Longer than it should have!
First Worn: Sunday, August 14, 2011
Wear Again? Yes
Total Cost: ~$10
I chose this pattern to sew for my intermediate sewing class at The Finishing School. My instructor told us (one other gal in the class) to choose a pattern that we could make over and over slightly varying the pattern each time we make it. I thought that I could make the shirt and skirt over and over again but the dress was probably a one time thing just because you can't really make the same dress twice, now can you? Anyway, the last three to four weeks of the class I made this shirt includinig a muslin. I'm really sad that I didn't take a picture of the pinned and final muslin but I would have looked like a total nerd in the class. One draw back about the class is that I didn't have time to take notes! We made a lot of sample items and for a bunch of them I wish I had a step by step example (e.g., lapped zipper). I only sewed this shirt in class so it took me three to four weeks to finish it from muslin to final garment which I guess isn't that bad and probably came to 6-8 hours from start to finish. Terence calls this shirt a "monumental success" and I think he finally thinks that the class was worth it.