It's Bundle Up time at Pattern Revolution again and this time it is women's patterns. "Bundle UP is a collective of your favorite established PDF sewing pattern designers coming together to offer you a sweet deal on both hot new patterns and your favorite closet staples from recent releases." You can build the bundle you want, with the patterns you want. It is a great idea and a fun way to get the patterns you want to sew.
One of the patterns in the Bundle Up is Sisboom Jenny. This fab pattern can be a top, tunic, dress or maxi. It can have cap sleeves, no sleeves, or a ruffle down the front. As with all Sisboom patterns, it is extremely well written and you will not go wrong if you follow the directions. Carla is one of the best pattern writers in the blogosphere and she has been doing it longer than most.
I was hesitant to sew something for me because I am no skinny minny anymore. But Jennifer sent me some of the new Beauty Queen fabric and I just fell in love with this print. This is Charlotte in green. Isn't it pretty? And I do think this is a good color for me, so it was meant to be used to make a Jenny.
Now, be kind. I am not a skinny minny and sewing for oneself is hard. I truly did the best I could and hope you don't find fault! The pattern is amazingly well written. It is truly impossible to go wrong with a Sisboom pattern. If you measure yourself well and make a muslin, it will fit! I made my muslin out of Swedish Tracing paper and the dress turned out great. I only had to take in the sides a smidge but tailoring a tiny bit is pretty much assumed when sewing for grownups.
I did make one major booboo and that is I forgot about the pattern when I cut out the bodice parts. I paid attention to the waist band, as you can see by the excellent print placement, but did not do so good with the bodice. So, I added the ruffle after the fact, to cover the booboo, and I like it! It wasn't hard to fix.
What is amazing about Jenny is all the options! You can make the skirt mini to maxi and everything in between. You can make it a tunic. You can add cap sleeves. There are so many options. And the way Carla teaches you how to install a zipper is fool proof! Seriously!! The bodice is fully lined so all the seams are enclosed. It is not a hard pattern to sew, but it does have a lot of steps. And be sure to sew a muslin! Whenever you sew a pattern for the first time for yourself, you need to sew a muslin. Remember: There is no such thing as true to size, only true to your size. So, always make a muslin the first time.
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