Tuesday, July 03, 2007

built by me!





i think the new(ish) Built by You patterns by wendy mullin for simplicity are so perfect... this is my favorite, #3964 dress/tunic/top and i used it as the project for my intermediate sewing class at Brooklyn General this past month. it was a little more challenging than i expected for the novice stitchers, but everyone was pretty happy in the end (and they've PROMISED to send me photos since i forgot my camera at the last class!)

here is my first version; i've been wearing it a lot! this is the 'top' length; i'm working on a second in the 'tunic' length, and can't wait to finish it. then i need to try one with the sleeves for fall! sorry these pics aren't great, but i was eager to share...

oh, and in Ready Made magazine this month (june/july 2007) there is an offer from Simplicity to get a FREE COPY of this pattern! you don't need the mag to get it, though, just mail your name, address and e-mail address, with a check or m.o. for $2.50 (for shipping of course) payable to Simplicity Pattern Co. to:

The Simplicity Pattern Company
Ready Made June-July 2007
FPO 3964, Box 910-M
Niles, Michigan 49121

it's a great deal because i paid $14.95 full price from the Built by Wendy store here in williamsburg, before finding out that most of her patterns are on sale 40% off on the Simplicity website! next up for me is the pants pattern; i need some new shorts...

5 comments:

IF THE BIRDS KNEW said...

hey dude it's a race to the bitter tunic end....i gotta finish the sleeves,binding and hmmm hemming and all that stuff...AND IT'S all thanks to your fabulous, most wonderful amazing class xoxooxxo

michelle said...

DUDE, I bought that pattern as my first project and I still haven't finished it, it IS a little challenging indeed. I am so happy that you like yours! I will get around to it some day for sure. Have fun at your etsy labs class!

Lena said...

hey cal!
i've been wanting to try a BBW pattern, but haven't followed a pattern since 6th grade. maybe i should take this class! i'm going to look up the schedule now to see when the next one is...

kayte said...

i made one of these tops a month ago and i love it!! i want to make one of the dresses next.
yours is so cute!

erin said...

cal patch, you're a cutie!
nice job, i love that you used a floral print.