This was one of my 3 UFOs that I lost interest in soon after cutting out the fabric. But one Sunday night, all I wanted was to sew. I decided to pull out a UFO so I could skip pattern adjustments and cutting paper and fabric, and complete a garment before it was time for bed. It's really more a housecoat than anything else or yet another wearable muslin.
Pattern: Happy Homemade Vol. 1 View
Fabric: Cotton (blend?) fabric from Spotlight
Date made: March 2011
Date first worn: Not yet. I made it as a Me-Made-March lounge wear, but somehow didn't get to wear it.
Sew again? Probably not, cos it doesn't sit well on my shoulders.
Recommended? Only if you like this style, and make a muslin if you're making it out of nice fabric.
Sizing and alterations: I cut the smallest size, chopped 4 inches of the hem and raised the pockets. Should have made a narrow back adjustment. Oh well.
Instructions: I love simple Japanese patterns. The illustrations are so intuitive.
Preparation: I cut the fabric months ago (carefully aligning the plaids where I could), but I didn't get around to transferring any of the markings. I used my Hera marker to mark the pockets, and used the plaids to align the pocket placement.
Construction: It was really quick to sew. Just sew a seam, serge edges and press. The pockets and attaching the sleeves were the most difficult steps, but I still managed to finish it all in a couple of hours.
Conclusion: Not a very exciting project, but it was satisfying to sew something quick.