A lovely Cynthia Rowley pattern; a hint of John Kaldor crinkle satin; all added a spot of colour with my Minerva Crafts project this month.
I chose this pattern because it’s a set of versatile patterns in one purchase and the reviews for the top have been positive. I love both pieces.
The other thing I like about this set of patterns is whether I have shape or not, this style will create shape for me.
This print comes in a black colourway as well and I just happened to be checking out the different colourway of their print ranges and was awed by this print.
John Kaldor OrientalFloral Crinkle Satin dress fabric
Rosaline 3505 Red
In real life, this print is much more stunning but the colours are just as strong as they appear on the Minerva Crafts website.
If you’ve made leggings before the pants are basic except there’s a zipper along the centre back seam. This zipper is quite handy when you have a ponte with very little stretch like this one. This ponte is not activewear. It’s daywear so the zipper is a great feature.
The exposed zipper instructions in Simplicity 1104 were dead set accurate so I was thrilled with the results. What you see here is a closer view of the back with room for my ‘shape’.
The pants on this pattern end above the ankle. It’s now Winter here so I’ve kept the leg length at the ankle.
This is the true feature of this pattern.
What you can see above is a few shots I took of this print so I could get the print placement right.
I spent a quite evening at home tracing out the final front piece so the front pattern is one piece and not on the fold.
Above is a close up of the print on the front.
And the back view below.
I used a cotton fabric for the underlayer because this John Kaldor is a crinkle fabric which means it can lose shape so this top now has a firm lining. The under fabric will also make sure any Summer sweat is kept off the outer fabric.
The blue markings were also handy on the main fabric too.
You can just see the blue markings from the tracing paper.
Awesome pattern and I’ve really enjoyed working with this print – it’s stunning.