Jul 8, 2018

Simplicity 1112 - Easy To Sew

It's Sunday and the weekend is coming to a close and I am so proud of myself for all that I accomplished over these four days being home from work. My job was kind enough to give us the two days after the 4th off and my plans were to make a plan and use this time wisely. I blogged, worked on my Etsy Shop, finished a maxi skirt and this two piece outfit.

This pattern is Simplicity 1112, Misses Top, Pants, Short, Skirt and Tie Belt. I purchased this pattern during one of Joann's monthly pattern sales with the intentions of making  view B and C without the carrier and tie belt. 

 I used a Crepe fabric with a navy blue background and white swirl print. This fabric has been in my stash for a few years and it paired well with this pattern. It's light weight and has a nice drape.

This pattern was a quick and easy sew as the pattern envelope states. I started this project Friday morning and was done by end of day. It could  have taken me less time but I am a slow sewer and I do take breaks in between. All the pattern pieces were cut straight of the envelope, no adjustment or alteration needed. I did make one change to the pattern since I didn't have enough fabric. I ended up  cutting two pieces for the front bodice instead of on the fold as the instructions suggested.  I added a 5/8 seam allowance and stitch it down the middle. It's not noticeable because of the busyness of my fabric. I also cut off three inches from the length of the pants and used a 1" hem. 

This pattern has a lot of ease. I suggest checking the measurements before selecting your size I could have gone down a size. I chose to put my tie ends to the back instead of the side shoulder as the pattern recommended.

I used 1-1/2 inch elastic in the waist as the pattern suggested. This was my first time using such a wide elastic, I was hoping that it would sit well at the waist without rolling and twisting. I am glad I stuck with the wide elastic it was perfect. It hugs my waist perfectly and helps the blouse to fall nicely when tucked into the pants. It looks just like a jumpsuit. 

I highly recommend this pattern for the simple construction and easy to follow instructions. It's a nice piece to add to your summer wardrobe that will be perfect for this heatwave days. 

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