When MimiG discussed the release of Simplicity pattern 1019, I knew that I wanted to sew this. Like a Prince fan camped outside of the local Ticketmaster box office, I was READY on the release date. I fell in love with the style and wanted an opportunity to successfully sew a Simplicity pattern in a day, especially something that I could wear to work or a night out with my girlfriends. The belt, the buttoned shoulders and the slits on the side….SMH. I had to have it!
Fabric: navy and off-white medium weight double-knit (perfect for winter weather)
Modifications: None. I wanted to make this precisely as written.
Would I make it again?: Most definitely! I knew when I purchased the pattern that I wanted two sets. One long, pictured here in navy and white knit and one all off-white with a shorter pullover which I plan to sew this weekend. In the winter, I love off-white knits. The only difference, the next go round is make the leggings a size 8. I am a normally a size 4/6 and cut my leggings in a size 6. They fit perfectly unlike any leggings that I have purchased. I washed them after sewing and they did not shrink in length or around the hips but I would like to know that I can pig out and not have to worry about the waist after a hearty meal.
Difficulty: Zero difficulty. This pattern was very easy to follow and took three hours from cutting to hemming.