So Robin tipped me off on where to get the suggested yarn for part of Bijoux, which ended up being Kyarns in Vermont (where I’m originally from)…I’m not sure if it is because of the popularity of this new pattern, but even though I placed my order the same day Robin gave me the heads-up, there are out of stock in the garnet color. I told them I was willing to wait a month while it is on back-order, but they now have discovered it with be more than a month out in delivery. They have decided not to carry the yarn any longer due to constant delivery problems. I only need 2 skins of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace Yarn in color 2432 (garnet). Anyone know another spot carrying this color?
In happier news, I have a new FO using a stash pattern – Butterick 5247.
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, pullover tunics A, C or above mid-knee dresses B, D have cowl-like collar, short or long dolman sleeves and belt. Purchased top, pants and belt.
Pattern Sizing: BB(8-10-12-14). I made size 14 and then trimmed it down on the sides.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. I looked at them once, maybe twice and got rolling.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The simplicity of the pattern is great, while it is still trendy and stylish. I think my fabric is a bit busy, but will be great for jazzing things up at work. I think the arms could be altered a bit – tapering the spot from the underarm area to above the elbow a bit more.
Fabric Used: “Before You Accuse Me... Slinky - Purples/Gold” from Gorgeous Fabrics. It’s a Acetate/Lycra Knit.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I used my serger for the entire pattern and just slimmed the sides a bit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes – I plan on trying this one again, with a shortened, shirt length instead. I will also try a knit, plain fabric.
Conclusion: A quickie pattern that can double for both work attire and going out. This will pair great with the McCall 5394 leggings as Erica from Erica B.’s – D.I.Y Style did with her gorgeous rendition of the pattern.