Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sewn Magazine Black & White Feature - Simplicity 2247

My First Magazine Feature in SEWN Magazine!!

Michelle Morris of ThatBlackChic and SEWN Magazine reached out to little ole me, ya'll!  Yeap!  I made my first appearance in a magazine...
A black owned magazine...
A woman owned magazine...
A sewing magazine!

The ask was to create a black and white outfit using any pattern of my choice.  
The hardest part was having to make the pattern as-is.  

OMG it took forever to figure out what to make without having to make changes.  The easy decision was using this stretch satin from The Fabric Fix.  It's a slightly thicker mid-weight fabric with just enough stretch to make any dress fit more comfortably.

I finally came to a decision and made Simplicity's 2247, View B, using the regular, non-poofy sleeve of View A.  I altered the sleeve using the slash-and-spread technique on the pattern piece in order to fit my arms.  This is my normal modification for most sleeve patterns.  

The pattern instructions were pretty clear and makes it easy for a beginner to follow along.  It doesn't require a lot of advanced sewing techniques and the fit and flare is very forgiving when it comes to fitting.  So I definitely recommend this pattern for all levels of experienced sewists.  For beginners, this is a simple pattern with no advanced techniques required.  And for the experienced sewist, this pattern provides a quick sew and an easily attainable flattering fit for the plus size body.


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