First up is a "meh" sweatshirt for me. I love this pattern dearly, but the fabric was not good.
Ignore chalk mark in middle, I haven't washed this yet.
Size: "U" for shoulders/bust/waist to "X" at the hip. This is exactly to my measurements.
Fabric: I have a hard time finding good quality sweatshirt fleece. If anyone knows of a good place, let me know please! I picked up this purple from fashionfabricsclub "Regal Purple Sweatshirt Fleece" but it is a lot heavier and stretchier than I wanted. It is more like sweatpant material and less like a sweatshirt - if that makes sense. $6.50 per yard and I used 1 1/8 yard.
The tie-dye fabric is an amazing rayon modal knit from purpleseamstress (flash sale at $4/yard). I love it but it was not such a good idea to use it for the cuffs/hem band because it is too loose and flowy, not good recovery. Better for a maxi...yet to come ;-)
Fit: It is hard to tell with this cruddy fabric. The arms are super long - which I do like in cold weather. The fit is boxy- what you would expect in a sweatshirt.
Eh, you win some, you lose some. I might wear this, I might now, we shall see. :)
Ottobre 01/2011 #33 "Meet-up" T-shirt tunic
I picked up a cute green shirt for Miss K a bit ago for super cheap. She didn't like the shoulders and arms because they were really tight but she loved the jewel part. I lost the receipt so I couldn't take it back. Then I figured I would just fix the shirt by hacking off the bottom and sewing up a new shoulder/sleeve/top bodice part.
Fabric: Scraps of Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey Heathered Knit Pepper, Kaufman for the Gray. The green is from the old shirt ;-)
The pants are Ottobre 06/2008 #35 "Mimmi" corduroy pants
Size 140 Plus
Fabric: 1.5 yards of nice soft eggplant corduroy with a bit of stretch. I picked this up from Mill End Textiles in August 2013 for only $2.99 a yard.
I've made them twice before and this time I widened the waistband by 1"- it is perfect now
and I lowered the front rise by 1/2". I think the rise is still a bit high so I might take another 1/2" if I make them again. These are still a bit loose on K but just right height-wise so I will most likely add an inch to the hem next time.
These are a nice alternative to yoga pants and K doesn't seem to mind wearing them.
It is really hard to photograph these pants. They are a bit darker, eggplant
Added buttonhole elastic to make the waist adjustable.
I have summer on my mind and so many shorts and tanks I want to get sewn up.
How about you? Have you moved on to summer sewing?
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~