Monday, June 29, 2015
Of course, I am not so arrogant to think that I would sew this up properly the first time around, so I grabbed some drapey knit to make a practice top. Which was a HUGE mistake. Ugh! When will I learn to be more thoughtful about fabric choices?
#2 - YOU CANNOT CUFF LIGHTWEIGHT KNIT. Duh. I knew that, but I was temporarily insane, apparently.
#3 - Without the bulk of the sweatshirt knit, this top is too big.
I will have to make a new muslin with some scraps of sweatshirt that I have lying around, and see how it goes. There will definitely be a few tweaks to the fit -shoulders, sleeves, and side seams, but I think the heavier fabric will be MUCH easier to work with for this pattern.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
All in all, this was a quick sew. I traced out the pattern this time which will make it a lot easier to adjust my next attempt. I am thinking of modifying it to be a fitted waist, definitely adding pockets, and thinning out the legs just a tad. This could easily become a TNT with a little more tweaking. How exciting!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
|The wind aided me in showing the shorts underneath.|
There isn't much more to say about this one. The garment came together quickly (it's just shorts with a panel on the front, so...), there were very few fitting issues, and I just wanted to get something off of my sewing to-do list today.
P.S. Sorry for the crap pictures. I was in a hurry, and my camera remote wasn't allowing me to stray more than 2 feet from the lens. Argh!
Monday, June 1, 2015
This is a "What was I thinking?" project, for sure. I got it into my head that I would like some homemade leggings. Keep in mind - I don't actually own any RTW leggings, but I somehow thought that I needed leggings in my life. Also, I hate tight-fitting things. So, totally makes sense that I would embark on the leggings journey, right?
....Which I didn't even bother doing. I just bought a new leggings pattern. Because I am a glutton for punishment, apparently.
Also, I am burning every scrap of that pink and gray Von Dutch jersey that I have in my fabric stash.