Sunday, February 8, 2009

Celebrating African-American History Month -NL6147

This is a review of the second outfit made for a friend.

Pattern Description: Misses' Coordinates: unlined jacket, pull over top, elastic waist pants and skirt.

Pattern Sizing: 10 - 22. I used size 20. Views E and C

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. I made a slight change to the back of the skirt (making a vent instead of a slit). Finished vent.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Nothing confusing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Ms. Bonnie requested some simple skirts that could be easily put together. This pattern fits the bill.

Fabric Used: Cotton from WalMart

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The only change was making the vent in the back of the skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I originally bought this pattern for the top. So I will try it for myself.

Jacket on Table

Headwrap made from leftover fabric, cut 8"X50"

Conclusion: This is an easy pattern that I would recommend to beginners. You can sew up some easy coordinates in no time at all.


  1. That looks so good on you. I love the headwrap.

  2. Fabric from Walmart never looked so good!

  3. I agree with Elaray, what great looking Walmart fabric. I never see good fabric at my local Walmart.

  4. Great job! Both outfits are perfect for celebrating the uniquess of the culture.

  5. That is so cute! I love the colors and especially the headwrap.

  6. What Wal-Mart did you ladies buy this from? The Wal-Mart closest to me doesn't always carry the nicest fabric, shame. :(

    It looks very nice, she should wear it with pride. :):):)


  7. I have 2 observations: I don't agree with this new 2 piece outfit made out of the same fabric. If you look at pictures of African women in Africa, you might notice that they mostly combine different fabrics in prints/colours to give the impressive regal look we are accustomed to. Fabrics us westeners wouldn't combine but they work in those prints.

    Next, why is your model taking those pictures in a tiled corner? strange background for such regal garments.

  8. Heather (AKA Anonymous) - Everyone is entitled to their opinion. The outfit is what the client wanted.

  9. It must be such fun making these outfits!I love prints and bright colours but usually feel out of place wearing them. Most people settle for more sedate and boring clothes.Youe friend is very lucky .

  10. Cenetta...

    Just loving these ensembles!

    ...and you are so right...the client is always right..with gentle suggestions from us, the custom clothiers...which they can either accept or ignore. I have a really nice hemp shirt on my site that I made for a client...*I* really wanted buttons on the pockets..he didn't...he paid me big bucks for the shirt...I delivered it with no pocket buttons ;)

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

  11. What beautiful outfits! Great way to celebrate the month! Love the head wraps!
    Great fabric finds at walmart!

  12. Really unique! And you got this fabric from...Walmart??? The color is simply terrific on her too.

  13. Thanks, everyone. Ms. Bonnie is so pleased with her outfits. She has already asked me to sew more. Lucky me. Tee Hee.
    Happy Sewing



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