Friday, 5 August 2011

Simplicity 4190 simple sheath

I am on a roll today - this is the 2nd item I have finished today - it is Simplicity 4190 and its the first part of a two piece that I intend making.

Simplicity 4190

Pattern Description: 

Misses'/Women's Design Your Own Dress in Two Lengths or Tunic, Cropped Pants and Bag. I
made the tunic without sleeves.  

Pattern Sizing: 8- 18 (I made a size 14)

Fabric I Used:
Linen mix purchased from my local market at £2.10 per metre

Total cost: £3.00

Time to Make: 3 hours

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This exactly what I was looking for a nice little sleeveless top that I could wear over cropped trousers/pants (next on the list to make). 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes very good.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I did my normal FBA and broad/sway back adjustments other than that, followed the pattern.  I also used my Janome to embroider a design on the front - I really want to make a shaped embroidery that follows the line of the neck, still on my to-do list but this is a good compromise.

Notions, tools etc:-
Fabric: linen mix
Thread: normal serger thread in the serger and Madeira for the coral embroidery
Machines: Janome 350e embroidery machine, Bernina 440 sewing machine.

The pattern gives you various options, which I am sure I will take advantage of.  There is also a sweet little bag that goes with this so I am tempted to embroider a piece of fabric all over to make this.

I have some new Hobbs tan/coral sandals that will look perfect with this.

Another outfit ideal for my trip to Houston


  1. Love your embroidered're coming to Houston? You must go to High Fashion fabrics downtown. They have a really nice fabric selection. Enjoy!

  2. Love what you have done with this top.