Well, the year is almost over and I still have a bunch of makes I haven’t posted yet. Oops. I will do my best to catch up so I can start my big plans for next year, fresh.
Here are 3 makes for me (1 fail, 2 successes) and a make for the puppy.
Ottobre 02/2017 #2 “All Day Long” Rayon Jersey Top
Size: 42 at shoulder to waist, graded to a 44 hip in front and 46 hip in back.
Adjustments: 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment. Raised neckline 1/2” because it looked low
Instructions are to the point, easy enough to follow. The neck and hem are bound, cuffs at the arms.
Fabric: 2 yards Midnight Plum Rayon Spandex Jersey Knit. Purchased May 2017 from Fabricmartfabrics.com on sale for $4/yard. $8 total. This is a heavier rayon spandex than I’m used to. It does make the top hang a bit more (pull towards the ground).
Thoughts: Fail. miserable fail. I do not like the drop shoulder; Honestly I didn’t think the pattern had this at all, big oversight. It is also super long. Like Tunic long. It looks oversized, baggy, and huge on me. If I pull up the bottom it looks halfway decent but I still don’t like that shoulder. I will attempt to use it for a nightgown but I am afraid it is destined for the trash or repurpose pile. Hmm, there is a lot of fabric here, maybe I can get a cowl tank out of it. I do love the color.
BurdaStyle 11/2007 #122
I had this pattern pegged to make myself some yoga pants, and then Miss K needed some like “right now” back in September for Gym. She even used the black space fabric I wanted to use. After I got over my disappointment of making them for her instead of me, I picked out the same fabric in a different color and made my own.
Size:Waistband 42; Front Piece: 42 waist, 44 hip to hem; Back Piece: 42 waist, graded to 46 at hip to knee and back to 44 the rest of the way to hem. I added 1.5” for the hem like the magazine stated but then only did 1” hem.
Instructions: For Burda, these are good instructions. However, the pattern is also simple to sew up so not too much to mess up.
Fabric: 2 yards Eggplant Space Dye Poly Spandex Performance Tech Knit Fabric; It is 90% Poly, 10% Spandex. Purchased from StylishFabrics.com in July 2017 for $7.20/yard. $14.40 total for these pants. This fabric is amazing. it is soft and slippery. It feels closer to ITY than athletic wear. It has great recovery though. When I wear these pants it feels like silk on my legs. The fabric is perfect for warmer weather.
Thoughts: I love love love these pants. They are so easy to make, fit really well, and are super comfortable to wear. I loved them so much that I made a second pair in this thick red yoga knit fabric.
Fabric: Premium Red Yoga Knit from Knitpop. Super thick and luscious. Purchased in June 2017; it was $10.50/yard in a half off sale. So $21 total for this pair. This fabric is awesome to wear too. It has great recovery and is super soft and plush.
And now for the puppy. Back in September I was preparing Bear (aka bennie, beanie, etc). for his first shave. Knowing he would be cold I made him a cute shirt. I even embroidered his name on the back. His full name is Bear E.B. Benson.
Pattern: Sophi and Friends (on etsy) Dog Tee Shirt Pattern 1764
Size: Tiny little 8lb Bear measured in the Large/XL size. I measured twice to be sure. I made him the size Large.
Fabric: A small bit of Turquoise Cotton Lycra from the scrap pile.
Instructions: The instructions are good. I had no problems putting this together.
Thoughts: Pretty good fit though I will probably size down next time. It is really baggy near his belly and well…. he’s a boy so it needs to be shorter and tighter across his belly.
He was thoroughly confused by the shirt and the pictures. It’s so hard to live a dog’s life.