Pattern Review: Cynthia Rowley 1366


Pattern Brand: Cynthia Rowley 1366

Pattern Details: (I sewed) a loose fitting, boat neck, blouse with elbow length sleeves.
(The pattern also included) a tank top, long hi-low skirt, short hi-low skirt.

Fabric Used: Silky woven fabric

What did you like or dislike about the pattern? I like that the pattern is extremely simple, no experience required! As a beginner, you’ll get a good idea of how necklines are done with bias strips for shirts. It’s easy to sew up, great for a wardrobe builder.

Would you sew it again? Absolutely, already have! You’ll see that OOTD I wore for a Valentine’s alternative outfit.

What would you do different? Hmm, nothing to the pattern itself. Thought of adding a pocket, but otherwise it’s a simple, loose-fitting pattern with minimum alterations necessary.

Any advice for a fellow DIY’er? The bias can be cut in 2 halves to save on fabric! (Just remember to add a bit of seam allowance for the re-attachment. Skip this part altogether by purchasing bias strip (precut) of similar fabric or different fabric for a pop!

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  1. […] I bought 3 yards of the kaleidoscopic fabric so after the dress I was able to make a high-waist, knee-length skirt, also with a solid black back. I actually made the skirt using just the bottom half of the self-drafted dress pattern. I also decided to use a different pattern scheme than the dress, so it doesn’t even look like it was cut from the same fabric. I paired this with an old pair of bright yellow heels and a black, loose, boat neck top I made using and conducted a pattern review on the Cynthia Rowley Pattern 1366. […]

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