Saturday, July 19, 2014

Breaking the Rules - Part 1

I’m sure you Plus-Sizers (and not so Plus-Sizers) have heard some of the following sayings:

“Wear Black, it’s slimming”

“Don’t wear patterns with big bold prints, wear small patterns”

“Don’t wear ‘busy’ patterns up top.  Wear solid colors instead.”

Off the Shoulder Tops and Dresses

I am a sucker for easy patterns.   Simplicity 2804 is one of them.  

I may be guilty of over-using this pattern (only Top B), but I don't care.  There are worse problems to have than having the best pattern on earth!  It's so flattering for my shape and entirely too easy to make.  It requires only 3 pieces: a front, a back and a band to fit across the hips (which I make a bit more snug than the pattern's design).  I've made various subtle changes to this pattern to create many different looks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Drape Necks - McCalls 6563

I have always loved drape necks and this pattern, McCalls 6563, created a beautiful one.