Sunday, April 12, 2009

McCall 5251/Butterick 4815

First thing first, HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!! I had a good day and I hope everyone had a beautiful day with your loved ones.


I have been working on these 2 patterns it seems like FOREVER!! I could of been done a few days ago but I had other things to tend to this week. I actually finished the vest almost 2 weeks ago but did not complete the pants until today.








Fabric used:Poly/Rayon..black, green and white plaid which I don't know why I like to torture myself sewing plaid cause matching the lines up can be time consuming and start to be a pain after awhile but I think I did pretty good.

Complexity of pattern: Both patterns were pretty easy so I would say Beginner-Beginner Advanced could sew these without any problems. For the pants, I made the view that is shown in the maroon/burgundy looking color and the vest was the view with the brown looking color with the ribbon tied around the waist. I didn't do the ribbon part of it.

How long did it take to complete: The pants took about 3 hours and the vest probably about 10 hours!!(WAAAAAYYYY TOOOOOO LOONNNNGGGGG) LOL!

Overall Review: I like the pants pattern the best of course because it is super easy and they fit great. They have a back centered zipper and darts in the front and back. Now, the vest...it took entirely too long. And having to try and match the plaid lines didn't help. I made the halter view of this pattern a few months ago and it took forever as well so I should of known. The vest fits ok. I made a 12 but a 14 would have been better. I had to place the buttons closer together the make it fit properly. I am not sure when I will actually wear the outfit but it is for work so it could be soon. I think I will wear it with a white tuxedo blouse. I will update the post with a picture of me wearing it at that time. I will probably make the pants again but the vest pattern will be packed away to the archives unless I absolutely have to have a vest for something but I have a couple of other untouched vest patterns that might be more tolerable.

9 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice outfit!

knitmachinequeen said...

You're scaring me...I was thinking of making the halter style vest as well to match slacks that I don't quite have enough fabric to make a jacket. You did a wonderful job on yours.

gwensews said...

Cute outfit. Depending on the top worn underneath, it could be a year around garment. Good job!

QueenSH said...

Thanks for the compliments ladies..

Knitmachinequeen-I would go ahead and do the halter vest if you don't mind puting extra time into it. The halter one did not take as long as the version I just completed. Vest and slack combinations look really nice together.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Really cute! Model it girlfriend!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

I just took a peek at your husbands blog and wished him a belated bday. That is so wonderful that he is supportive and involved in blogging with you!

QueenSH said...

Thank you so much Kim! I am so proud of him..he is working out as I type this hahaha...

gold said...

Great outfit!

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