Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi

Monthly Stitch Miss Bossy Patterns BadgeI need your vote for The Monthly Stitch’s March Miss Bossy Patterns challenge.  We need to select a pattern from our ‘stash’ that has never been sewn (by us) and, yup you guessed it, finally sew it!!  But, as an added twist, we need to have you nice folks boss us around as to which pattern to sew.

Pick one.  PICK ONE!!

Pick one. PICK ONE!!

Welllll, I have to say, this was far more challenging than originally thought.  I had much difficulty reducing the enormous pile of patterns, even with the help of our gracious and talented Kitty.

Alas, after much debate, I wanted to make sure the vote was on a level playing field, so I selected 4 Dress patterns that have similar lines.  They all have some kind of gathered and/or drape neckline bodice, a fuller skirt of varying widths and a choice of sleeves.  Fabrics for each pattern correspond, so I selected 4 fabrics, also from my growing stash, and paired it with a pattern.  All of the fabrics have similarities, although they are different types.  They are in the same colour palette, are lightweight and drape very well.

Here are the Fabric Selections....Oh Sigh.....

Here are the Fabrics….Oh Sigh…..

So, tell me what you think.  Vote your heart out!  Thank you for your help Jedi Masters.

Fabrics Paired with Patterns

Here are the fabrics paired with patterns after His Royal Highness has moved.  Thoughts?

And, here are the pattern choices:

Simplicity 2145 Project Runway

Simplicity 2145 Project Runway

Simplicity 2281 Cynthia Rowley

Simplicity 2281 Cynthia Rowley

Vogue 7363

Vogue 7363

Vogue 7363

Vogue 7363

Vogue 2286 Tom and Linda Platt

Vogue 2286 Tom and Linda Platt

Vogue 2286

Vogue 2286 Tom and Linda Platt

Happy Valentine's Day Everybody!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody!

  • Vote Here:

Edit – February 28, 2014:  Poll is now closed.  Thank you ALL so much for voting!

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79 thoughts on “Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi

  1. Brooke says:

    I like the Cynthia Rowley because you will have less fitting to do and it isn’t terribly dressy. =)
    And you changed theme templates! Love the “about me” photo.

    • Gjeometry says:

      Oooh, my first vote!! Thanks Brooke! I shall remain impartial to all of the patterns and not comment until the voting is in. But, now that you mention the fitting, it’s why I chose all of these patterns. None of them have fussy darts or are terribly fitted in the bodice, so fitting will be less ‘picky’.
      And, I did change templates and totally updated the heck out of my blog! Whaddya think? Feel free to provide any feedback. I still have alot of adding/changes to do, but I’m getting there slowly.

    • Gjeometry says:

      Cool, thanks so much for voting Kat! I tried my best to pair up fabric with the appropriate pattern, so hope that I made the right decision. I am one of those people that changes their mind a hundred times before I sew something, so this is a good challenge for me, since others vote, then I sew!

  2. CherryPix says:

    The lines of the Cynthia Rowley dress are the most interesting. And I agree with Kat…it would be gorgeous in the paisley. The new blog look is a fantastic change (not that there was anything wrong with the old one…but a change is always (usually!) refreshing!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Hi Cherry (Oh Cherry Oh Baby…I was just listening to that song). Thanks for voting! I am so curious to find out the winner at the end of the month. And, thank you so much re: blog compliments!! I have been working on it off and on the last few weeks, it’s a surprising amount of work, isn’t it? But, also a lot of fun, and yes, change is often a good thing, even if you are the type that doesn’t like change. It’s good for you, it’ll put hair on your chest. 🙂

  3. Boomdeeadda says:

    Well, it looks like I like the one with the least votes, LOL that’s how I roll. I just love the key hole neck with the peter pan collar on Vogue 7363, View A with the bodice pleats. I could see it in the Black crepe with the flowers and make the collar contrasting, I think black but white would be pretty too. I think it’d look very french or European. The Force is strong with this one 😉

    The Fabriholics Anonymous cartoon is a riot. I think they could do one just like that but about scrapbook stuff….gads, I can not resist all the new goodies.

    You make me laugh, you gotta love a Stormtrooper romance, hahaha. The teeny tiny Valentine is so cute. I was excited to see Kitty today, don’t you just love having company while you create your stylish couture? Blossum and Petals spend the whole day with me, snoozing on their pillow and then when they’re board, jumping up onto my Project 😀 I can’t wait to see what you decide 😀 Happy Valentines Kitty and Catja!

    • Gjeometry says:

      YES!! Kelly voting for the underdog, I love it! The Force IS strong with this one, LOL. And, amusingly, I chose a very lightweight grey tweed (it’s flecked black and white) to pair with this pattern, so both of your suggestions come to fruition. And, Stormtrooper Valentines. PLUS they’re Lego….Life is good, my friend. Life is good…. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

    • Gjeometry says:

      Oh, I didn’t read your fabric description carefully enough, I though you meant just use black with contrasting white collar. But, using that black floral would be awesome in this pattern! I think those pin tucks would look nice and dainty with the tiny flowers.

      • Boomdeeadda says:

        Oh yes, I do apologize. I didn’t read the small print LOL. You had picked fabric next to patterns already. I do like the tweedy fleck too. That would be so much more modern. I take forever to pick fabrics when I’m making things

        • Gjeometry says:

          LOL, I had just written back to your comment (see above msg.)as I hadn’t read your description well and thought you were suggesting plain black fabric with a white collar. No fine print, ha ha, I definitely wanted input and I really like your idea of the black floral with that pattern. And, for me, Forever and a Day! It’s astounding how many times I change my mind and sometimes end up sewing something completely 180 degrees different. That’s why I’m excited about this challenge as others vote for me and I sew the results!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Secret Ballot!! The best kind. 🙂 And, Kitty asks you to please get your people to contact his people to set up an appointment for him to come over and narrow down your pattern stash.

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks for voting Anne! Yes, it has that vintage ‘flavour’ doesn’t it? I thought you’d like that one best, it reminds me of the types of dresses you like to sew.

  4. Wendy says:

    I went for the Cynthia Rowley, with sleeves up to the neckline and the great patchwork detail on the waistband. I was very charmed by the Simplicity pattern as well, especially with a V-neck and the overlapping waist-decoration! I think both would be a great choice!

  5. Kelly says:

    2145 gets my vote – I really loved Lauren’s version this week, and I’d love to see how it comes out in the fabric you’ve chosen! Maybe I should take part in the initiative, I have so many things I want to sew that I don’t know where to start! Although that would involve finding all my patterns and fabric that are still packed up in boxes somewhere…

  6. Rebecca says:

    Great choices! And I love the stormtrooper graphics I voted for the Vogue 7363: my favorite version is the one on the far right. I adore that little collar and the pleats, I think that could look really great with the simple grey you have picked out or the black floral. Can’t wait to see what you make!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Stormtroopers need love too!! 🙂 Yes, that collar, keyhole neckline and pintucks are so fabulous. It’s funny every time somebody votes for something different, I change my mind and want whatever they are voting for!

  7. marie says:

    All the patterns are so nice so it is a difficult decision. But I finally picked the cynthia rowley. I like the sleeves & the waist band but with that fabric I would like the waist left plain. I’m looking forward to see which one wins the vote & then seeing it finished ,

    • Gjeometry says:

      Isn’t it brilliant making other people chose your next project? I can be so indecisive when it comes to ‘what next’ since I want to do it ALL at once! I’m excited to see who shall be the winner! Off to check the stats now. 🙂

  8. Annette says:

    I hope you can get the cat hair off of your fabric! Our cats found the Italian wool suiting I though I had stashed and thought it was an excellent bed. I’m using it next week and will be picking out fur with a magnifying glass and tweezers if I have too! But then again, he will be covered in fur within minutes of wearing his new pants.
    I can’t wait to see the results. This voting thing is actually fun.

    • Gjeometry says:

      Kitty hair has become part of my life. It has infiltrated the household and is an entity unto itself. Wool would be particularly ‘sticky’ when it comes to cat fur, good luck with the removal process! I am enjoying the voting so much! I find myself constantly checking the Monthly Stitch blog and FB page to see if there are any more polls up. 🙂 Thanks for voting Annette!

  9. lainie132 says:

    Tough choice, but the Project Runway edged out the Platt’s. (I’ve considered that one since it first came out. Just love the bias effect.) Good fabric choices. Looking forward to see the final choice. Elaine PS Good to see Kitty back, but not helpful in choosing – too easily bribed.

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  10. yoshimi says:

    I voted for Cynthia Rowley because I thought you would look fabulous in the dress. The design around neck is pretty! Thank you for leaving your comment on my blog too 🙂

  11. Chris Lucas says:

    Hi Catja and Kitty I voted for the project runway pattern and fabric… mainly because I just love love love that fabric and think it will look divine on you. Interesting to see a lot of other people had the same thought… even though at the moment it seems to be running 2nd in the pole. You never know though it might change Either way at the end of the pole the decision will be made for you and you’ll be happily sewing along and ending up with another great addition to your wardrobe

    • Gjeometry says:

      Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by and voting! Yes, that pattern and fabric have been popular, for sure. But, I have to say, so have a few of the others. It’s definitely a very close race!!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Nice! I select patterns based on that as well, because I love seeing what other folks do with the pattern and also enjoy a review of how the pattern was to sew. Thanks for voting!

  12. sleepyerin says:

    I have the PR pattern, but it doesn’t suit my lifestyle at the moment 😦 So I voted for vicarious sewing! Plus I’d love to see it in that fabric. I guess I’ll just have to wait for the results though…

    • Gjeometry says:

      ‘Vicarious sewing’, heh heh. I do a lot of that myself. it’s fun and surprisingly not so tiring! 🙂 I don’t even think I can wait till February 28th to find out the results….to anxious!

  13. fionaparker17 says:

    I’ve gone with the Project Runway pattern because I just LOVE those patterns! The variations included with them mean you can make them over and over again and end up with completely different dresses. I really like the look of the fabric you’ve picked for this one too

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks for voting Fiona! You know I have never sewn a Project Runway pattern yet!! I do have several in my stash though and you are right, there are so many options to mix-up. Combine that with different fabrics, and I’m sure you can make one pattern last a while without folks becoming aware that you are really using the same pattern. 🙂

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks for voting! Ah, yes, fabric. Now, I do reserve the right to switch around the four fabrics with the four patterns, since it is all pretty similar drape and weight. But, that fabric/pattern match-up is what I though would look best.

  14. thestockholmseamstress says:

    I am afraid I am not a tie breaker, I went for the Vogue 7363 dress because I like your fabric choice and see this as a very wearable, classic piece. If I had to be a tie breaker though, I would have gone with the project runway dress because I love stretchy wrap dresses for comfort and wearability reasons. This was a tough choice, though, all your fabrics and patterns are so nice!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Oh, no worries, you need to vote for whichever one you like best! I really like that Vogue 7363 as well and glad you voted for it. I think it would be more wearable than the others as well since it has that vintage ‘feel’ but is really very classic, as you say. Thanks for voting, can’t wait to see who wins, am on pins and needles.

  15. Laurie says:

    I chose #1- Altho they are all great choices Catja. You have some nice projects waiting in the wings. 🙂 I am going to go gather mine up and see what Obi Wan chooses for me!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks for voting Laurie! Three of the patterns are in a very close race and it’s coming down to the wire!! Can’t wait to see who wins. Obi-Wan will be right over to vote as soon as you have your patterns up and running!

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