"Wearing a hat versus not wearing a hat is the difference
between looking adequate and looking your best. " (Martha Sliter)
Patterns: Cynthia Rowley 2472
Pattern Description: two lengths or tunic, belt and tie-on ruffled bib sewing pattern by Cynthia Rowley.
Fabric: 100% navy blue wool
Notions: matching thread
Time to complete: 3 hours
First worn: 2011 August
Wear again? Yes during winter as Its very comfy and so warm.
Pattern Cut 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, however I did some modifications to suit my body shape better.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Positive; Its only 2 piece and neck/sleeve facings so it’s very quick to make. Its very easy to make and you can change neckline and hem length.
Negatives: This style is not particularly flattering for my hourglass shape as it hides my smaller part- wait. However with modifications I like the final result.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Added 3 cm height on the waist , them added 4 darts ( 2 in front and 2 on the back ) to curb the baggy effect, them on the big neckline I also made it smaller with a open tuck. Didn’t added the sleeve facing (bind). I had topstitched the hem twice with a lighter colour thread as a design feature.
Conclusion: Great pattern to make sporty or comfy clothes. Using the wool that thick wasn’t very good idea as it didn’t press as very well. I am sure will get better once I wash the fabric. I recommend this pattern for beginners and advanced a like! This is also part of my a/w plan.
Happy sewing and see you tomorrow !