I don't know if you remember that Fashion week where I also hit up Mood Fabrics while I was in NYC? Well, I picked up this awesomely loud, turquoise patterned fabric while there. What did I plan to do with it? Well, at the time, I had no idea. Most people who sew know that you don't always have a project in mind when you purchase fabric. It is how we become fabric hoarders, but I digress. I thought this fabric would be perfect for both the base and the binding for a colorful and handmade addition to my wardrobe.
I am particularly fond of easy to whip up patterns because #1 they are easy to whip up and #2 they are easy to whip up. The Project Runway series of patterns called "Workroom" I have found to be basic enough that even a novice sewer could stumble through them, ending in a wearable garment. If you are looking for high fashion patterns? Well, these are not them... but they are cute and will do.
The stitching that this pattern required was very straight forward, if not a little tedious. There were a few curves and angles that took some care, at the sleeves and armpits as well as some careful stitching needed for the hems. The most time consuming part of the pattern, in my opinion, was just being sure that all the correct pieces were matched. When assembling, to me, the pieces seemed to be very similar but even that did not take me too long to keep moving on. All in all, I found this to be fairly simple with a worthwhile end result.
Pattern: Simplicity New Look 6072 Misses' Kimono from Project Runway "Workroom"
Sewing Level: Beginner
Pattern Instructions: Very easy to follow, helpful tips included at junctures in process
Design: Basic, nothing too crazy interesting
Overall Grade: B+
What do you think of the end result?