Simplicity 2262:Misses pullover dress or tunic, pull on pants and knit cardigan in two lengths.
XXS – XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looked exactly like it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I am not sure as I never once looked at them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the yoke on this pattern. I also like that it was a very quick and instant gratification project.
I used 2 yards of a very lightweight gauzy cotton. I fell in love with the print and because it is tan and not white it is not as sheer as I thought it might be.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The reason I never read the instructions, other than it only being 4 pieces, was that I chose to add a facing to the yoke. I thought it was odd when I cut it out that there wasn’t one. I am actually really glad I did add the facing. I also added topstitching around the yoke to help prevent it from rolling. I also eliminated the binding on the arm holes. This is mostly because I didn’t have any and partly because I was too lazy to go get some. Instead I just fold my armhole edges up 1.4″ and stitched. It is not as neat as I would prefer but no one sees that part but me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would. I really want to make the dress version. I also am planning on doing the cropped cardigan in a yellow knit. Yellow isn’t the best color on me so we’ll see how that turns out.
I am glad I choose this! All in all it took me under 2 hours to cut the pieces, work out how I wanted to do the yoke and sew it up. Talk about instant gratification! It is a very loose fitting top, that’s why I want to make the cardigan to go over it. I am also on the hunt for a good belt to wear with it so I can give it more shape. The picture at the right versus the one up top with my hands on my hips are exactly why I and wanting a belt.
I have been very negligent in getting a picture of the top. I made it last month and just haven’t worn it yet. It is my second version of McCall’s 6120. For it I used the brown and cream polka dot knit I picked up from the remnant bin at Jo-Ann’s last month. I never did post a review for the pattern. I may have to do that next. Anyways, this is a pretty good instant gratification top too.
On a side note, this Friday, the 22nd, is the next Friday Night Sew-In. The sign up is posted on Heidi’s blog. I hope that you will join us for a great night of sewing. I will be working on the Built by Wendy shorts that I still haven’t touched and possibly the cardigan for Simplicity 2262.