Hello All! This has been a busy week and we are only half way thru! On Monday I had to finish writing the concept paper for my dissertation, Tuesday I had to work from 8am – 9pm (with breaks of course) and grade assignments. I’m starting classes again after being on a year and a half break. Of course I didn’t intend to be out that long but life happens and all that matters is I’m back! I will be documenting my journey to dissertation on my other blog My Doctoral Journey.
This is Simplicity 1019 view B and I absolutely love it! I’m not going to do a pattern review because I did not use the instructions. I followed the video tutorial by Mimi G that accompanies this pattern. Her tutorials are phenomenal because she walks you through each step and she also has a basics video if you are a beginner. Speaking from experience tops are generally easy to sew especially when the front and back are cut on the fold.
This is my first time sewing facings and I realized that they are not as difficult to understand as I thought. I did not understand the purpose of facings, especially if my fabric was stable enough on its own. The one step I will skip next time is interfacing the facing because it made the area too stiff and the neck line does not stretch. I realized that the facings were not interfaced in the video after I had already sewn them to the garment. I am still very pleased with the finished look.
I purchased this ponte knit from Fine Fabrics, my all-time favorite fabric store! It’s rare that I shop anywhere else for fabric because in my mind they are the Disney Land of fabric! The day I bought this fabric I was on a mission, I did not want to do the same color scheme as Mimi G. She has such an impeccable style but I wanted to do something outside the box. I was strolling through the ponte knit aisle and this fabric spoke to me! It said BUY ME, BUY ME I am perfect for the tunic! Ok that is an exaggeration but my sew sisters know exactly what I mean.
I paired this tunic with black leggings that I purchased from sears during the Christmas holidays. They were the clearance bin for $2.99! The shoes are Vince Camuto, they are very comfortable and I can wear them all day! Check out the pictures below. See you later!