OK first and foremost this post is not a review of a pattern and certainly not a moan about one! Every month I get a copy of Love Sewing magazine and there is always a great free pattern included. (By free pattern I mean a proper pattern, in envelope etc.) made by SimpleSewPatterns and have always been fantastic: I know as I have made lots of them!
As always, this months Love sewing came through the door (YES I did win the Star Make prize!) and straight away I showed the pattern included to my wife. A slouchy Gilet. I loved it and so did Lu. Up to the sewing room I went and picked some lovely cotton/silk/linen mix fabric with an autumnal print lining.
I opened the pattern and got ready…….
Now I class myself as experienced when it comes to sewing. I regularly make ‘Advanced’, ‘Expert’ patterns: To be honest I normally draft my own but this pattern had me stumped! How hard can it be? It is a pattern for a Gilet! No Sleeves, no complicated seams or anything else…….
Well here is my version of the Gilet (modelled beautifully by my wife Lu) but read on and I’ll tell you how I did it………
|Zipped up for the winter!|
|Where’s my horse?|
|Neat coller (not a sign of an Overlocker here!)|
Well I hope this helped if you are thinking of making this pattern and please do ask if you have any questions.