Sew Chic Pattern Company Review

tia dress patternIt’s 4:56 p.m. and I have just opened and perused my very first Sew Chic pattern.  Welcome to my impromptu Sew Chic Pattern Company Review.  Yes, the Miss Tia Dress, #LN1312 made her way to the Sew Lyrical She Shack (the beat up park model trailer which will single-handedly someday, somehow be transformed into my she cave, my Diva Den, my sewing haven).  Yet, I digress.

Can you be proud of someone you’ve never even met? That’s how I feel about Ms. Laura Nash, the owner, designer, pattern maker dare I say it, brains and beauty behind Sew Chic Pattern Company.  First of all, I received a personal email from Ms. Nash after I ordered the pattern and she had shipped Miss Tia telling me that I was the proud owner!  Talk about raising anticipation for a parcel!

Now, today, I opened my package and VOILA!  Let’s start from the outside.  The pattern is packaged in a zip lock bag which is needed around our Hip Hillbilly Farm (i.e., the house).  The colourful artwork is crisp and lovely and includes a photo of the frock on a live model in addition to a coloured sketch (is that what it’s called?)  The sizes are all inclusive (2-18), yippee, according to envelope measurements it’ll fit even me!!

The tissue paper is white, easy to read, and is thicker than the other pattern companies’ paper.  I like it.  Oh, before I forget, Ms. Nash includes a Fabric Conversion Chart in a nice card stock.  Now how nifty that little token of appreciation is!  For double safe keeping I have placed mine in a page protector and will have to think of somewhere clever to keep it for reference.  I will probably copy, reduce one for reference and keep it with me for fabric shopping excursions.

Oh, also included in the parcel is an invitation to her sew-along of Simplicity pattern #1061 which I purchased months ago not even knowing about Sew Chic.  It was for fall of 2015, and I can imagine the fun all had who participated.

Simplicity 1061

The style simply spoke to me.  My new sewing buddy and I purchased it together.  Now I really am excited about sewing it up.  Wonder if Sew Chic has other patterns over at Simplicity?

Oh, last but not least the $10.00 discount on Ms. Nash’s Craftsy class makes me wish we weren’t off the electrical grid so I could have Internet access at home and take advantage of the offer, LOL.

Back to the pattern . . . the instructions are in booklet form.  Yesssss!  I have hardly cracked it open and love it already.  How concise and easy to use, not all large and cumbersome like the other pattern companies instructions.  I love it.

I believe a bona fide toile for the bodice versus a wearable muslin is what will happen.  I want this frock to fit me like white on rice.  As usual the skirt instructions read easey peasey.  They say most patterns are designed for a “B” bust.  I am a “DD”.  Therefore, I’ll tissue fit this princess seamed bust section and go from there.

Sew Chic has a skirt and short jacket with my name written all over it.  Can you say, Spin Skirt?   Meanwhile, stay tuned for a Lyrically styled Tia Dress.





3 thoughts on “Sew Chic Pattern Company Review

  1. Oh I’ve been admiring “Sew Chic” patterns for a while now, just haven’t broke down and spent the money yet – can’t wait so see how you make your pattern up! Enjoy, it will look great on you!


    1. Thanks Ms. Kelly:

      Imagine my surprise when I realized (post purchase) that Simplicity 1061 was drafted by our very own Sew Chic. Cool beans!!! I now have so many “To-Do Sewing Projects” that it is a darn shame.

      For one, I am to attend a Pioneer School (ministry-related) later this year. I want to do like Sew Retro Rose did and make a 50s style skirt/top for each day of the school (only 1 week). Youuuu whooooo!!!!


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