Well I am slowly pulling out of my sewing slump. My daughter's birthday party was Saturday and I decided to whip up something quick and casual for us to play laser tag in. At first her party theme was Littlest Pet Shop so I started making her a cute little vest with some Littlest Pet Shop fabric and then on Friday, I was informed the new theme was Hannah Montana. It was late and I really didn't feel like going through the motions of cutting and sewing another vest all in less than 24 hours so I decided to do something quick and easy and made her a little purse with some Hannah Montana fabric to match the shirt she was wearing. I was feeling kind of springy so I made myself a pink top.
I have a few things in the works to complete by the end of the week. I finally finished a vest I was working on and I am making matching slacks for it. Hopefully I can have them done in the next couple of days and post reviews. Also I am starting to work on one of my vintage patterns. I read through the directions and it doesn't appear that it is going to be difficult but you never know. Here is the review for my pink top:
Fabric used: Some type of knit
Complexity of pattern: Beginner-I made View B
How long did it take to complete: 3 hours
Overall Review: This pattern was easy. The hood part of it was interesting. You have to make sure your seams are neat and even because they show when the hood part is hanging down which is the only way I wore it. I didn't put the elastic in the bottom hem like the direction stated and I made the sleeves a little longer. I can see myself sewing this pattern again. More than likely it will be the sleeveless version without the hood. These style tops go really well with leggings so this can be a real casual outfit for the summer.
I used a New Look pattern for my daughter's purse and I think it took me about 45 minutes to complete. The pattern was geared toward a teenage girl and the purse was bigger so I took a couple of inches off of it to suit her better.