Since the weather is turning she is in need of longer leggings.
I went with Ottobre 04/2013 #30 and made 2 pairs in size 146
I don't even know what this Pink Knit is made of but it reminds me of runner's pants. I have no clue what they are made of but they have minimal stretch. K loves them. The material sewed up wonderfully even when I thought it would fight me. They are really quite long as seen in the above pics.
For the second pair (the bottom blue) I folded out 2 inches to make them shorter. These are out of a very soft and stretchy pointelle knit. Too soft and stretchy. K wore them to school this week and when I picked her up they were very baggy and drooped around her ankles. Cute fabric, Cute pattern: bad together. Sad because I really loved the blue knit and was saving it for cute leggings.
I also made Ottobre 04/2012 #28 "Fancy Mix" Long sleeve T-shirt in size 146. This was also huge on her. Maybe she shrunk on me? Lol. I usually make her the 146 and they fit fine. Anyway, the fabric again was my enemy. The cute floral print is slinky but really soft. It is not good quality. I picked it up on the remnant table at Mill End Textiles for $3.95 - also the pink rib knit I picked up for the same at the same place. It is not a good rib knit either. It stretches all out of shape and doesn't want to sew well.
I put twill tape in the shoulder seams. Used elastic to gather as the instructions stated. I made the bottom parts of the sleeves cuffs instead of hemming them. Thankfully I had my order of WonderTape arrive and could use it on the bottom hem or that would have been wonky as heck.
I really love this cute pattern but it is
- too big
- wrong fabrics - I need something more stable and less slinky
I will attempt it again sometime soon.
Finally, I also used some flannel I had sitting out and ready with Ottobre 03/2012 #34
I originally wanted to use a Simplicity pattern but didn't have the yardage. Now this Ottobre pattern is for knits but I knew it had a lot of give in it so I went for it with the woven. I eliminated the pleats and just used the elastic for the neck to have it all gathered. I omitted the sleeve elastic because K feels "trapped" in it.
I love this pattern as evidenced by the 4 times I've now used it!
- Yellow Summer Dress
- Pink Thermal Nightgown
- Pink and Black Stripe Dress
- and now Pink Flannel Nightgown
terrible lighting and you can see what the cable guy did to our outlet.... we have plaster walls
Sometimes my productivity surprises me ;-) even if my attempts are not completely successful.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~