The Sis Boom Jenny- Something Just for Me

Sewing Up Sis Boom:
The Jenny Dress
...and fun new series coming to Pattern Revolution

If you are anything like me, your kids always come first -- even in sewing.   I am so guilty of this!  I sew so many clothes for my two girls that I often forget about me.  One of my very first projects was a purse for myself.  After that, I was long forgotten.... LOL

That is, until I found Sis Boom Patterns -- written by the super-precise Carla H. Crim of Scientific Seamstress.   There are so many patterns available in her shop that there's no excuse NOT to sew something for yourself.  It's a great feeling when you find patterns that fit you perfectly and can't wait to wear out in public!

I first found Sis Boom patterns last summer when the Scientific Seamstress was having a Jamie/Marissa Dress Sew-A-Long.  I had just finished sewing my first Scientific Seamstress pattern (The BeBop Bishop Top and Dress) and I was thoroughly impressed with both the pattern/tutorial and the outcome of the garment.  Jeanine, the trusty assistant to Carla, talked me into sewing for myself.  How could I say no??  After I finished the Jamie, I was beyond sold.  My girls were telling me I looked like a princess and begged me to wear my dress on our errands that day.  

My 2 year old said: "How pretty you are!"

Let's talk about Jenny, shall we?

Source: Scientific Seamstress on Etsy
I don't normally post directly from the listing, but honestly, you can't sum up this dress more perfectly than that!

Side view: Side zipper - so easy!

I was lucky enough to test this pattern (prior to release) and it went through rigorous testing to ensure the best fit for everyone.   Since this is a fitted dress (with zipper!!!) and not all women are created equally, this pattern offers multiple options for fit within each size.  Let's face it, on my 5'1" frame (and I'm sure I'm being generous), I would not fit very well into something that was designed for someone with a 5'6" frame.  For example, Jenny offers 3 cutting lines for the height of the center panel which allows me to sew Petite size :)  There are also multiple cutting lines for the bust-line and hemline.  You can truly customize it to fit perfectly on you! (I highly recommend making a muslin before cutting into your expensive fabric.)

Here's a quick rundown of what to expect from Sis Boom/Scientific Seamstress Patterns:
  • Generous size range
  • Highly-detailed, thorough instructions with professional line drawings
  • Pattern pieces are separated by size (un-nested) which means you only need to print your size!
  • Easy-to-assemble pattern pieces
  • Multiple sizing options within each size, making it a perfect fit for you
  • Measurement charts and diagrams on how to measure correctly so you know which size you need
  • Professional results 
  • Help whenever you need it in the Scientific Seamstress Lab Group on Facebook

Back view

Bottom line: This pattern (and the other Scientific Seamstress/ Sis Boom patterns I've sewn) is great!    I am impressed with the professional quality of this PDF pattern as well as it's outcome.   I have a few more Sis Boom patterns just waiting for me -- I need to pencil in some time to sew just for me on my calendar!

Speaking of penciling in some sewing time just for myself... Pattern Revolution is getting ready to kick off a month-long series, "Sew Yourself Some Love" starting February 1st!  Be sure to stop by frequently to check out all of the projects that the talented ladies behind the blog come up with -- including me :)  I'll be guest-posting on February 11th (which also happens to be my daughter's 3rd birthday!) with a fun skirt review!

Since this series is to encourage sewing just for yourself, be sure to join in the "Linky" parties and Sew Yourself Some Love! You deserve it!!

Building a Better Wardrobe Giveaway
Linky Party

*Photo compliments to my 4 year old :)  I might have a budding photographer on my hands!
4 comments on "The Sis Boom Jenny- Something Just for Me"
  1. Awesome job on the dress!!! How is it that I don't own a single Sis Boom pattern - that needs to be remedied!

    1. Oh my goodness, Suzanne!!! I can't believe it!

  2. This is stunning!! I'm wavering between Jenny and Jamie... thank you for the review!

    1. I actually love both of them! I'll be doing a review soon on Jamie as well.


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