Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Lisette Pattern

Yesterday, I decided to make a "quick" trip to Joann during the break between my classes. This proved to be a not so bright idea when I got behind some lady wanting to return what seemed like 100 things, all of which seemed to be purchased on separate receipts. I am pretty sure it is easier to be issued a credit card with a two grand limit than it is to return something where you will receive a gift card in the amount of two dollars. So, after being in line for about 20 minutes I was finally on my way back to class.

Simplicity patterns are on sale this week for $1.99, so I decided to see if they had any of the new Lisette patterns in stock yet, and they did. I ended up coming home with one, 2209.

I also came home with two pieces of fabric to make the dress with the different colored bodice and skirt. (They did have the Lisette fabric that is on the envelopes for $10-$15 a yard, but I didn't fall in love with any of the prints.) Have you ever been so excited about a project that you decide to put everything else you're working on away and start the new project? Well, this dress is that project for me. I want my dress, and I want it now! However, I also want a dress that fits well. So, I have decided that I am actually going to make a muslin, something I have not done before. The muslin is going to be the exact same fabric as the last apron that I made, which will firmly put it into the unwearable muslin category.

I am so excited about this dress! I hope all the others projects that I have cut out already don't get too mad at me for cheating on them. When it comes to sewing projects I just can't seem to be a monogamous woman. So, I'm off to chop into my pattern and then slice and dice my fabric with my machete sewing scissors.

In conclusion, have any of you ever became so excited about a project that you put everything else aside? Also, does anyone else have any plans to whip up any of the designs in the Lisette patterns? Happy Sewing!

UPDATE: I finished my bodice muslin tonight. Tomorrow I will finish the skirt and do a post on it. So far, I believe that the Lisette patterns have less ease than other Simplicity patterns as I cut a 16 and it is quite snug. The bodice also has very interesting overlapped darts that meet in the middle.  Stay tuned as there will be more updates to come. 


  1. I Love that Lisette pattern. I haven't seen that one before. I'll have to go to Joann but I already have too many projects in line. Matter of fact keep me away from Joann. It's like a black hole that sucks me in for hours! Does that pattern run big like most simplicity patterns?

  2. I think that this pattern may run more true to size than most Simplicities. I cut a 16, which is what my measurements indicated, and the bodice is a bit snug. I think there is much less ease factored into this line. Joann does the same thing to me. :]