I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend!
Today I'm going to highlight some of my favorites from the Simplicity/New Look Fall 2014 collection. I really am fond of the options becoming available to us home sewists. While out shopping with my niece this past summer, she purchased a few sewing patterns. The cashier, when scanning the patterns, incredulously stated "What! People still sew their own clothes nowadays?" To that I say, "Why not? Especially when there are so many great options!!" And then, what you cannot buy, you can create!
I love the side insets on this dress! It is very figure-enhancing. The different sleeve options are also nice.
Wow! Talk about a statement piece! I really like this cape. View A, B, and C are gorgeous! When I saw that this was an In K Design, I wasn't surprised. I seem to like a lot of their work.
And of course I can't forget about Mimi G's new patterns!!! I love how current they are! The cardigan for Simplicity 1283 is one of my favorites, as well as the skirt. I will definitely pick these up with the next sale, for future sewing possibilities.
Can anyone ever get tired of seeing a wrap dress? Not me. View C & D are nice.
This dress is nice. I can see it over leggings, for sure. While I am not too sure about View A (it looks a little more like a nightgown), I think the other Views would work. I think this would be great made up in a sweater knit.
Here is another pattern that has a lot of great pieces that work together. The cardigan is beautiful, and the top is a basic one with simple lines, a nice wardrobe staple.
I am not a fan of ruffles, but I think this pattern is so cute!
Now this skirt is awesome!!!!! It has been a while since I've sewn a skirt, because I don't wear them often. But this one, if I made it, would make me wear skirts more often.
Last, but not least, this one reminds me of S1280, with a few different styling variations. I love the loose, flowy look.
To see the whole Simplicity collection, click here.
To see the whole New Look Collection, click here.
I am working on a few posts for this upcoming week. I have tweaked my muslin, and am finally close to cutting my denim. In my haste, I realized that I did not order enough denim, and had to reorder some last week. I don't know when that will be in, but I will be starting to sew with what I have.