Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A love letter to Simplicity 5695

Dear Simplicity 5695,

You are amazing. And it is high time that I proclaim my undying devotion and affection for you. I've tried other patterns. Many other patterns. And I always go into the relationship with high expectations and big dreams. Sometimes things turn out alright, but usually it ends in bitter anguish and disappointment. I'm left with this overwhelming feeling that I shouldn't have strayed. I should have remained loyal to you, to my Simplicity 5695.

I know there are many others out there who love you. But it's okay. I understand. You're a popular pattern. But thank you for always being there for me.

Every day I am grateful that Sundi introduced us. I wonder if she knew then how deeply I would fall in love with you?

I hope you don't mind how much I've changed you. I no longer follow your pattern. But you weren't the problem.  It was me...Well.  Actually, yes you were the problem.  You were too difficult! You took too much of my time! All that ironing and hemming! You, my dear, were a bit high maintanence.

I need things to be simple. I don't want to create a casing for the elastic. It's so much faster to sew it right into the sleeves and neckline. And *sigh* I know I don't sew up a hem on your sleeves or at the bottom. But using the serger is so much faster! And I can add some extra color.  It looks great, right? And it leaves me time to make more dresses and shirts.  This is a win-win situation.

Now I can't promise I won't ever try other patterns. In fact I have my eye on New Look 6796. 

But what can you expect? I'm only a seamstress. Look at that sweet little bodice with the strappy ties. So cute, right? I can't help it if my crafting eyes wander!

However I want you to know you're definitely my favorite. Definitely.

And I will always come back to you. 


I love you Simplicity 5695.

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  1. Wow those turned out so cute! Where did you get the cardigans? And I'm so glad you like my topstitching advice! Ok so are we done with cheap cheap chickadee? If not, you should totally copy and paste this there, if we are then I should just start posting crafty stuff to my personal blog...eh? Either way I'm good with :)

  2. Ok I don't know why I'm all of a sudden "Mi" who the heck is that? This is Sundi...gotta go figure out what's going on now!

  3. Mi....yeah, I was wondering who that was until I saw the thing about topstitching! LOL...too funny. Ok...so I sent you an email about the blog. :)

  4. I love those dresses you made! Such cute material. I'm glad you love the pattern so much because I got it a while ago and am even more excited to use it now!

  5. This is one of my favorite patterns, too, and like you, I ALWAYS return to it- so many variations with sleeve length, fabric choices, trims, etc. Love it!