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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Simplicity 1690 + Review

Wow, it's been a really long time, hasn't it?

I've been spending my evenings and weekends sewing. During Snowmaggedon '16, I decided to make a skirt. Enter Simplicity 1690.























I bought the fabric from Fabric.com, and it's Michael Miller confetti dot border print. It's a lovely mid weight cotton, but by the time I sewed all the layers together, it felt heavier. For that reason, I would suggest using a light to mid weight fabric and a walking foot. Even though I trimmed seams to reduce bulk and used a heavier needle, my regular presser foot was not having it. The walking foot made it much easier to sew and sewed through all the layers with no problem.

I also opted to use silk organza in place of lightweight fusible interfacing, as I hate fusible web. 

Ir's a pretty easy pattern, I was able to sew it together in three days and I opted to hand sew the zipper in the back because I greatly dislike inserting the with a machine. The instructions were clear and concise. I highly recommend it.

Now onto my next project.....




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