I’m about 50/50 when it comes to sewing with a pattern or winging it by a visual picture. I have had good luck both ways, and real disasters too!
When I buy a pattern I try to find a pattern that has a detail I have not done before. That way if I see the same detail in the future, I will know how to do it.
Pintucks seem easy enough. There are many online tutorials that will explain them to you. But I liked the visual of having a pattern with the lines drawn and the pattern shaped correctly for sewing them.
I turned to this pattern. I love to pick up patterns at JoAnns when they are $1…who can beat that?
I choose view A, but kept the length shorter similar to view B.
I used a stretchy cotton print I found online (my #1 resource is www.fabric.com). Up close you can see the pintuck details.
It seems very country chic to me….nerd alert on the next photo.
Yes I’m originally from Nebraska. No I did not grow up on a farm. But in college, some friends and I used to go to a country dance bar where we would have a few drinks and two-step with the local “cowboys”.