Thid post is from the beginning of july 2014.
I've been trying to get this post live twice now. Trying out a new app isn't always easy. Third time's a charm?
One month ago: nice weather, warm temperatures and sunny days. Summer was definitly knocking on the door. I had a weekend where I was alone and had nothing planned. Even though it had been a while since I sewed, I could feel my fingers tingling for some action. A new project that was easy, fast and beautiful is what I wanted, so I browsed the Internet until I found what I was looking for. It didn't take long: as soon as I opened my Craftsy-account, I remembered the pattern I bought recently. One that would take me out of my comfort-zone.
Cake Patterns is known for it's easy patterns for day-to-day wear. The fact that most all patterns are designed for jersey and the likes, helps with the easy part: barely any darts, shaping is in the side seems. Some patterns do have darts or tucks, but they're not always functional, simply eye candy. Because of this, the patterns from Cake Patterns didn't need a lot of alterations and are perfect for a quick fix project.
First up is the Riff Tee. A basic t-shirt with a special touch at the sleeves. They're slightly different than I would normally wear and are integrated at the front and back panel. The shaping is all in the side seams. Except for making the shaping a bit more pronounced, I didn't alter the pattern AT ALL. It was my first, but surely not my last.
It's success gave me courage to start a brand new project. A woman can never have too many dresses in her wardrobe. They're easy to put on, wear and always looks nice. No fussing over wich top goes and which doesn't. With this in mind, the Red Velvet Dress from Cake Patterns came glowing down. Another great staple pattern which is easy to follow with stunning results in no-time. For my secind time sewing with jersey, I didn't do a bad job, even if I do say so myself. The pattern was sewed together unaltered. Next time I make this, I would use a different Jersey. It looked nice, but fits horribly wrong because it's simply too stretchy and doesn't have the support it needed.