Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Skirt + Top Combo (KS3140 &S4401)

This combo is also for a client  and the fabric also form my African fabric collections.The top is a modified KWIK SEW 3140 and the skirt is a 6 piece Simplicity 4401. I cut the top front pattern on fold  to omit the buttons, raised the  neck area for modest, inserted side zipper viola a lovely top was made . 
For the skirt, nothing was done except that I just added a lining and lengthened by 1"  .. The total result was lovely..... My client was so happy when she tried it on and I love it too.........
So here is the review for the top.....The skirt is pretty straight forward




Fabric: Another beautiful 100% cotton African fabric

Pattern Description: Long sleeved peplum top with buttons up the front. Sleeves also have flounce.

Pattern Sizing: XS-XL..Cut Large for client

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?:Nope made a completely different top with side zipper instead of front  buttons

Were the instructions easy to follow: The instructions should be super easy I guess, but didn't use it, I just glanced through it and made it my own way

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Cut the top front pattern on fold  to omit the buttons, raised the  neck area for modest and inserted side zipper

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike, really love it and easy and simple to make

Would you recommend it to others?Highly recommend and great for beginners

Please enjoy!!!!!
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15 comments:

  1. chaiiiii... This is lovely. I wanttttttt!!!!!! chaiii.. in fact, I am coming to Calgary oo.

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  2. You made good use of that African fabric, love the style too.

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  3. So womanly! You've made a fabulous outfit!

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  4. This is very pretty! The colors of the fabric are fibrant, stunning. Your client is going to be very pleased I bet!

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  5. Aminat, I saw, that you have so many african fabrics, why you can't sew from them caftans for selling? I think, they will be so popular.

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  6. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!! Love the color !

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  7. that is lovely, I just love bright colors!!! :)

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  8. Thank you all for all the lovely comments. I will be posting the fabrics I have for sale this weekend. Please watch out

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  9. Beautiful outfit! Great colours

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  10. You have been very busy and have created another lovely outfit. Your client is going to love it.

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  11. Oh my goodness I love this fabric. I'm a blue lover. The whole outfit is truly lovely! Lucky client to have you as her dressmaker. (There's probably a more modern word but I can't think of it!)

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  12. I can't find the pattern for the Simplicity 4401. I love the skirt. is it 6 piece of same size of strips?

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  13. Yes the skirt is a 6 piece, but the sides are a bit larger than the center pieces , I guess this is to accomodate for the hips

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