The "Frankenpattern" theme for this month's MAGAM Challenge is one I suggested to SarahLiz as a possible theme for the future. I'm very excited that it came up so quickly! But alas, it has taken me awhile to decide on what my Frankenpattern would actually be. After sorting thru my patterns, I have determined what my little pattern monster project will be for this month.
Since Mother Nature seems to have forgotten to bring Winter to California this year, we are skipping from Fall to Spring. As a result, I'm going to combine the top of Simplicity 1607:
With the bottom of New Look 6224:
For the top - I'm going to eliminate the waistband and instead lengthen the top portion about an inch. I like the skirt on the New Look pattern better than the drop yoke, 80's style skirt on the Cynthia Rowley pattern so I'll be using that as the bottom half.
I've read other reviews on PatternReview.com that the straps on the Simplicity top can be a bit of a nightmare so I'll keep that in mind with my practice muslin
Here's the fabric I've selected (from the stash of course!):
This is a Celtic print cotton that I picked up at a quilt guild garage sale last year. There is about 8 yards of it so if I do mess up on the straps, at least there will be enough left over to try again.
That's it for today - wish me luck with those straps!
Happy Sewing everyone!