I'm bringing you another make that should have been blogged 100 years ago. So much so that I would argue that its got a bit big with weight loss. Ah well, here is Seamwork Magazine's Mesa.
I made this as a basic for winter. I live in Mabel skirts and simple jersey shift dresses around the colder months of the year. They are my super secret pyjamas especially when teamed with leggings and boots. Being in and out of buildings and different classrooms it helps to layer up!
I found that the Mesa is a bit more sacklike than I would like and so I have belted it here. I normally would style it with a long belted cardigan and a big scarf but you don't get to see a lot of the dress that way so I left that off for photos.
I have a love hate relationship with Seamwork. At first I was loving the two patterns every month but the last 6 months or so I feel that the patterns have felt like more of an afterthought and I haven't spent my credits for a very long time. In the end I was pleased you could redeem 3 for a Colette Pattern. I ended up getting Aster, Laurel and Wren. None of these patterns are ones I would've purchased but I'm happy enough to try them out for a few credits I had extra.
I'd love to know what others feel about Seamwork and Colette at the moment as I'm not sure they are the same quality of company they used to be.
This pattern was an easy, quick and dirty kind of project. If I was to make this again I would make a size down and I would go for a patterned jersey. I made it in a ponte and it was a nice choice but it felt a bit uncomfortable and a bit dull. This could have been the quality of the ponte but I think it was just a bit too structured for me. This is evident in the sleeve head which could be partly pattern based. I tried to counteract this by trimming the excess in the seam but it made very little difference.
I have to say I like the last picture I took. I feel like I look like a Hogwarts wizard with my remote wand!
Have you made Mesa? What do you think about sewing Seamwork Patterns?