First is Simplicity 2562, the Amazing Fit wide leg pants. I already bought the Amazing Fit bootcut pants, so I thought these were a nice variation of that style. The wide leg is perfect for my shape, and I like that the cuff is optional.
My next choice is a pattern I looked at last year (I believe). I thought it was adorable, so easy and breezy. And the option of making a skirt, pants, capris or shorts drew me in. I LOVE the way the top of the pants/shorts are shaped. The pockets and belt loop placement is my favorite.
I also love the way the same construction details are found on the skirt, which is A-line, my fave.
My last choice is a pattern from the Inspired by Project Runway series. It is a super cute vest that has back appeal! I hope this pattern is not disappointing because I am lacking in vests. In fact, I am not really sure vests are even in style, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to own one!
Besides patterns, I had to buy this:
I know, I know, why buy Simplicity's Fashion Fusion magazine when you can look at the same patterns in their catalog? Well, I like that it gives me ideas on fabrics I hadn't thought about for the different patterns they offer. Also, I only paid about 1.50 with my discount coupon. AND...the back of the magazine has 6 coupons for future Joanns purchases! So, yeah, I get suckered in every time!
Quick update on my skirt: I decided to put in an invisible zipper for the first time, and needed an invisible zipper foot. I ended up buying a plastic one on ebay, and am waiting for that to arrive so I can then finish my skirt with style. From what I read, invisible zippers are easier to insert than a regular zipper. That is comforting, but I am always a little nervous when I do something new. I hope to finish the skirt this week before my sister's wedding this weekend.