Friday, September 13, 2013

Yes! I made a roly poly!

I actually made a wearable garment - and it didn't turn out half bad.

I loved this pattern. It was so easy for a noob like myself.  I was confused at first because I didn't quite understand how to take the pattern that was printed on nine sheets of paper and make it into one template for cutting. I figured out how to tape it together and then I  traced the size pattern onto freezer paper so I could use that to cut my fabric. That worked very well (I love, love, love freezer paper!). I also had to learn how to make a button hole. My machine came with a button hole foot, but I didn't understand the 4-step buttonhole process. After I watched a few YouTube videos, I was ready to finish up. I did mess up a little because I planned to add pockets to this on both sides, but then I decided not to add pockets and I didn't cut the fabric in one piece, so there are side seams on my tunic that shouldn't be there. No big.

The fabric is a lightweight corduroy with a sweet bird pattern from Joann's. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew I wanted to use this fabric for the Roly Poly. The inner fabric is a solid purple, seersucker-ish lightweight cotton. The garment is reversible but the corduroy side is definitely cuter.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Kelly at Needle and Thread Thursday.


  1. What a cute little top! I've never sewn a garment, so it would have to be ridiculously easy for me to have success with it, haha!

    I'm so glad you linked up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Love it!! I've never sewn clothes either!

  3. gorgeous. This is on my list of things to try too - never having made any garments before!

  4. Very cute :) Looking for children's patterns at the moment for some Briar Rose so this maybe an idea.

  5. Congratulations on your dress finish. It is just beautiful Marie

  6. This is so cute! Good job! Clothes always scare me.


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