(View C with rounded neckline)
I used view C but rounded the neckline. For the top tank I cut a straight size small. I performed a swayback adjustment as well as square shoulder. I also tried the hollow chest adjustment by darting out 1/2" from the neckline towards the armpit. I added 1" to the length hoping to fold and hem it. I attached Picot elastic to the neckline and armholes. The top fits pretty good. It was short still, even after adding that inch so I just sewed a rolled hem to the bottom. If I make it i again I will be sure to add at least 2" more to that hem. It was comfy enough to sleep in all night last night.
For the bottoms I cut a large and held the paper up to my body. I realized right off the bat that the rise was way more than I would ever like. I took out 1.5" out of the rise. I attached the Picot elastic to the leg openings. When I tried these on I laughed so hard. The crotch part hangs lower than the leg openings but they are wide. These are almost like boy short underwear but with wide leg openings. They were silly looking and uncomfortable. The rise was still a good 3-4" too much for me, too. I will not be making the shorts pattern from this again :-)
(I should have known with the crotch so low like that)
(NOT flattering at all)
I used 2 yards of a thin jersey from my stash. I picked it up some time ago for $3.95/yard with the intention of using it for this pattern. As for the cover stitch learning -I used it for all the elastic top stitching and it's going well but my machine flies. I barely hit the pedal and it zooms. I need to find the sweet spot because I can't keep my stitches straight when it goes so fast!
Stash used: 3.5 yard
Fabric Out: 22.5 yards + 11 scrap pounds
Fabric In: 9 yards
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 16.5 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 76.5 yards!
Fabric in 2014: 64 yards
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~