One more collection to wrap things up this week.
Simplicity recently released their spring 2014 pattern collection and there are a couple noteworthy pieces.
I got to give credit where credit is due, this blazer, in the navy with white piping, is selling this pattern super hard and I like that it has a shorter version.
This is another good collector's pattern and goodness knows I'm trying to be "good" this year..... maybe it can be one of my 24, we will see.
A couple days ago, I was looking at the Zelina Dress by Lafayette 148 New York.
It has the same split neck detail going on and that, in conjunction with the color blocking and black and white color way, caught my attention.
I would have liked to see a pencil skirt option for this pattern. This is always my constant gripe with these project runway patterns, how about a different skirt silhouette instead of just adding a different neckline. Regardless, its a cute fit and flare dress for the summer.
This pattern has a lot of “what I like”.
Surplice wrap bodice, asymmetric gathers at the waistline and a waistline that is well defined and have some visual interest. Perfect!
When I look at this dress the first thing that comes to mind is, can I make it without the peplum?
Its great either way but so much more chic without it. This year, its all about that 90s clean, sophisticated look plus the dress has a great silhouette without the added ruffle.
It’s truly “amazing” that after three years, you still need to put a peplum on a pattern to get people to buy it.
I guess the Pandora box has been opened, let’s all jump in.
You know how to make a peplum top better? Put a collar on it.
What can I say, there is nothing wrong with this pattern, in fact I think it would be super cute with some skinnies and pumps and I do like the “sheer” contrast version.
That’s hot right now and nice choice of fabric for the model's version. Hmm, I'm impressed!
Well, you already knew this was coming and probably one of the most trending sewn garment (apart from the sweat shirt) in the sewing community within the last few months.
You know I’m all about the trends, even if I love them or hate them, I keep up with what’s going on.
I would say, the biggest selling point for me with these track pants/joggers is the straight leg and hemline.
After looking at so many versions, this silhouette is the “sharpest” of them all, they look great with pumps, worn exactly like how the model is wearing it.
Simplicity did good, I would love to know where the knit dress patterns are but maybe next collection.