The Seamwork Jenna and Seamwork Georgia patterns are two easy beginner Seamwork patterns to sew early on in your sewing journey.
Today I’m sharing my Me Made September creations using a couple Seamwork patterns. I was pretty ambitious last month and tackled three different projects. My original plan was to only make one outfit, but realized I needed something to wear to a wedding in October so I threw another one in the queue. No big deal.
The two Seamwork patterns I decided to sew were the Georgia dress and Jenna skirt. Since I’m pretty early in my sewing journey, I thought they would be good patterns to work on.
The Jenna Skirt is a gathered skirt with elastic at the back of the waistband. It’s a great skirt that goes with most of my existing wardrobe. You just can’t go wrong with a circle skirt. And the best part? IT HAS POCKETS! I can’t wait to wear this with tall boots, a red flannel, and a cozy scarf for fall.
I was able to complete the Jenna skirt all in one day. Thankfully, I didn’t run into any issues in my sewing process. My only recommendation is to check your waistband sizing and adjust the elastic as necessary. My waistband did end up a bit looser than I would like.
Overall, this is a great Seamwork pattern if you’d like to sew a simple skirt and want to complete a project that is quick and easy!
Now let’s talk the Seamwork Georgia Dress. THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE DRESS. I have always loved shift dresses and they work well in various settings. This dress was super easy to sew. It took me about three days of after-work sewing sessions. I think that it could have taken me one day, but had to sew it during weeknights as I decided to wear this to a wedding that same weekend.
This dress has served me well for casual wear, office wear, and special occasions. When I wore it to the wedding, I dressed it up with some jewelry and my beloved purple Valentino pumps. I’ll definitely be making this dress in various colors. It’s so simple to make and has a flattering silhouette!
As far as the sewing process goes, I did make an adjustment by shortening the bodice so the waist of the dress hit at my natural waistline. I admit that I didn’t think this through very well. I ended up cutting some of the bottom of the bodice rather than adjusting midway and true-ing my pattern. I’m pretty new to adjustments, so I took note of that for my next project!
My Overall Impression of Seamwork’s Patterns
Overall, I think that Seamwork has really amazing patterns to help facilitate my sewing journey. Their membership structure is great as I get credits for patterns and can work through their collection, which helps improve my skills. If you are looking for a structured way to learn sewing, I highly recommend signing up for Seamwork!
Thanks for checking out my recent Seamwork creations! If you’d like to see another Seamwork pattern that I’ve sewn, check out this blog post where I made the Seamwork Moji Pants.