Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tessa by DG Patterns

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! This is my first blog post of 2018 and only fitting that it be the Fresh Start Blog Tour with DG Patterns. This time of year is all about comfort, and style. I'm still trying to lose the holiday weight and I wanted something comfy and cozy but with more style than my pyjamas!

Meet Tessa, by DG Patterns. The ultimate sweater or dress in style and comfort!

I made Tessa with a shawl collar but you also get the V-neck and round necklines in this pattern. The pattern has been drafted in sizes 4-22. The sweater is well drafted, but I did have issues with the shawl collard and had to draw myself another pattern piece.  I did speak to Daniela, the designer at DG patterns, about the issue and I'm sure she will be fixing the collar pattern piece. Follow the size chart to pick your size and remember it's only a number! Don't rely on ready to wear sizes to pick the size to sew up because you might end up with a surprise and it won't fit! I'm a size 10-12 in ready to wear clothing and I just made myself a size 18, but then again I went with my full bust measurement and not my over bust and do a full bust adjustment as I would usually do for a more fitted look.

So I have comfort, and add a cute little scarf and there you have style! Even without the scarf the end result is very cute!

I did change the hem line just a bit. I didn't want to leave it as is because I wanted to hide my butt when wearing leggings. I extened the back by 4.5 inches and the front by 3 inches and stitched the sides to the original hem line. I rounded off the corners and finished off the hem with a twin needle. 

So here it is, the question... will I be making another one? I think so, I don't have a reason not to, the fit was good, I like the style and the instructions were easy to understand. I do wish there was a little more info on the type of knits we should use on the pattern and the percentage of elasticity it should contain but the end result is what I expected so I'm pleased with it!

Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we're getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway) DG Patterns is offering a 50% discount during the tour to help you get some fresh patterns. . Your Fresh Start Tour bloggers are:

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Until next time, 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Deb! Looks like you pulled off a perfect fit with Tessa. Hi-five!