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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Avocado's anyone? Simplicity 8124 Review


     Hey y'all! I'm back with a review from pattern designer, none other than Cynthia Rowley. Can we just say that I am a true fan girl, like seriously! I love, love her design aesthetic'; her designs are so fresh and now, right?!
  I seriously believe that this pattern might make the  best patterns on PR this year, too. This is a simplistic pattern, as there are only three pattern pieces, yes, only three, so major score! You have your front, back and the sleeve pattern pieces; that is if you are doing view A. View A, is the view that I made. I made this is in a medium at the bust and graded to a large at the hip down. BIG mistake, big! This design is intended to have a lot of ease, but man, the ease is astounding,lol!
However, the ease is printed on the pattern sheet, so that was my bad :)..



  For my next version, I will make the entire dress, or top in a medium.  I added 4" to the front and back pieces, because these pattern is designed to be relatively short.  However, I've been on this uneven hem  or "handkerchief" kick lately, so this dress has a slight "handkerchief" hem like my previous Cynthia Rowley pattern.
A little inside action.. ( I took this on my phone camera, so the color
isn't as vibrant :(...)


  I knew at first glance that I had to have this dress, and with seeing this type garment everywhere in the RTW. I knew I needed my own. I used a avocado green linen fabric, that I purchased from Fabric Mart fabrics during one of their many great sales.

The neckline  casing
  There's really not much too say other than, that this is truly a great pattern. It's so great for the summer seasons. Just check and make sure your good with the sizing, because once the sleeves are on, it's pretty difficult to take in the sides if you need to. I have another one planned, like in , the fabric is in the wash, lol! So, that's a great pattern in my book! Well, that's  a wrap!




               I hope you all are having a fantastic week, filled with plenty of sewing!

            ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! Candice
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22 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful on you Candice. How are baby girl and the boys doing?

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  2. Thanks so much Faye! The boys are getting bigger everyday it seems,lol,and baby girl will be three soon...They grow so quickly..

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  3. Cute Cute Cute Cute!!! I must hurry and do mine! I have three fabrics set aside!

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    1. Thanks Carol! Girl, yes, go ahead get this one done. It such a fun pattern!

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  4. CR designs look great on you. Another wonderful make. You look amazing!

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    1. Thanks The Sewing CPA! This is such a fun pattern!

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  5. Okay Ms. Candice so...I wasn't going to get this pattern but I think you've sold me on this one. This is sew cute on you and styled perfectly from the head to toe! WERK!!!

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    1. Terri, I know you will love this one, and I love, love your red off the shoulder dress!

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  6. AhhhhI see you joined in on this fabulous pattern! Love the green and and those shoes! I think once you make one you'll have to make another because the first was so darn easy! Stay easy and keep sewing!
    -Michelle
    www.thatblackchic.com

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    1. Michelle, yes, girl! I've drunken the kool-aide,lol.. Yes, you just have to make another one, this pattern is just so darn fun and easy..

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  7. Looking fabulous dear and the dress looks Awesome on you.

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  8. Looking fabulous dear and the dress looks Awesome on you.

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  9. You look fabulous! I need to stop procrastinating and make this.. Love this on you and your fabric choice..

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    1. Thanks Natisha! Yes, girl, go ahead and make this one A.S.A.P!

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  10. Whoa, deja vu! Your hair, make up, and facial pose reminds me SOOOOOOOO much of my mom when she was in her 20s. There is (was) a picture of her with the exact same expression and hairdo - with bangs. Pardon me for staring!!

    Only a few people can pull off this style dress and you are definitely one of them!

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    1. L, this seriously the best compliment ever! I love playing with different hair styles, and make-up! Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  11. First time making anything with a pattern! I don't know what size to make, my waist is 30 in. And are hem allowances added in this pattern? I'm using a bed sheet to make this so I'm going to use the top of the sheet where it's a little thicker for the hem at the bottom. I have it cut out at a medium but I'm not sure if I should go to a small or not. Please respond this is the only blog I've found on google with this pattern! You look great btw the color is perfect for you

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    1. Summer Rae, congrats on making your first make. This pattern runs pretty large. You typically should go by the Bust measurement printed on the pattern as the size you should make, but like I mentioned, this pattern does run pretty large. I hope this helps.

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    2. thanks a ton! i think ill go down a size. ive made a few dresses myself before, but never based it off of a store bought pattern.

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  12. I just looked up the pattern number to shop for it, based from another blog I was reading this morning, WOW! JUST WOW! I love the length you added. I think it's more modest, I'm not skinny Minnie so I don't care for short. You. Look. AMAZING! Love it! Especially the color.

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    1. Myssi, thanks so much! I'm not a skinny a minnie either, lol, and much prefer a longer length these days also. I hope you give this pattern a try; it is really a great pattern.

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