Thursday, July 11, 2013
Gorgeous Fabrics - Simplicity 4428-B and Butterick 5566
Good afternoon all,
Today's post is long overdue. Both garments were made in January. Yeah.., that's how far behind I am with posting garments and reviews. Last year, Ann Steeves, owner of Gorgeous Fabrics, came to Chicago for the Haute Couture Fashion show. She bought several yards of "Gorgeous Fabrics" to share. I was the lucky recipient of the black ponte knit and the red and black taffeta.
Shortly after the holidays, I sewed a jacket (Simplicity 4428-B OOP) and a skirt (Butterick 5566-D). Both patterns were used for previously projects. So I won't give a full review, only some highlights.
The jacket sewed up with no problems. I serged the hems and added length to the lower back for a little more derriere coverage. Didn't make a FBA. That's it. Easy sewing project.
The skirt - I put a little more time into it. I handpicked the zipper and added ruby seed beads. I also added black pipping along all of the vertical seams and added lining.
Both pieces are great wardrobe builders made with "Gorgeous Fabrics". That's all for now.