It's a three day weekend and I am looking forward to it. This has been a long and rough week for me with all the snow, rain, sleet and commuting back and forth to work wore me out. The only good thing about this weather is I get to stay inside and catch up on my sewing. I really hope that we are nearing the end of all this snow. I am so ready for spring.
I was able to catch the last pattern sale and these arrived yesterday. My plans for the weekend is to work on V8670 and V8836. The others will rest until its time to start my spring sewing.
What's your plan for this one weekend?
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February 15, 2014
February 9, 2014
For this outfit I used McCalls 5105 for the top and Vogue 8138 for the slacks. I was unable to find these patterns on the website so I posted pictures of the pattern.
- Navy Blue Double Knit
- Black Faux Leather
- Non-Roll elastic
For the top I made view C with the following alterations:
- added 3 1/2 inches to the length of the bodice
- Removed 6 inches from the sleeve hemline and added faux leather
I chose this McCall's pattern for the top because of the variety of necklines and sleeve options that are available. I wanted a simple v-neck tunic style top that was a quick and easy sew and this pattern was a perfect choice. I chose the slacks from this Vogue pattern because it looked like a good fit on the model
and I was hoping for the same results
Both patterns are simple and easy to construct. The pants are pull-ons with an elastic waist and I was able to construct them straight out of the envelope with no adjustments. The pants length, the crotch length and the ease in leg/thigh areas was a perfect fit.
For the sleeves I removed 6 inches from the hem and added faux leather. I really enjoyed working with these patterns to create this outfit. I will possibly make this again for the spring in a lightweight fabric.
February 4, 2014
Vogue very easy pattern: Misses semi-fitting pullover top with princess seams and stitched hems. View B has a neck band, lapped seams and raw edge finish.
Fabric used: Black ponte knit for the back, sleeves and sides. Black faux leather for the middle panel of the bodice front and sleeves.
This top was made in the fall of last year. I made view C in a size medium with a few adjustments to the pattern
- I made a 1" FBA just to be sure that I had enough ease across the front since the faux leather didn't have any stretch.
- I added a faux leather strip down the center of the sleeve.
- I added 1" knit sleeve cuffs.
I wanted something a little extra on the sleeve so I added a 1" wide by 25" long strip of faux leather to center the sleeve. To achieve this look I traced the original sleeve pattern and using the traced pattern piece I measured and drew two vertical parallel lines, 2" apart from the top of the sleeve cap to the hemline. I used a 2" width because I needed to add seam allowance.
I cut out the 2" strip from top to bottom which resulted in three pieces, two for the sleeves and one 2" wide strip.
The two sleeve pieces were cut out of the ponte knit and the strip was cut using the faux leather. All three
I finished the sleeve edge with a 1" sleeve cuff. The neckline and hemline was folded under and top stitched in place.
This is a Vogue very easy to sew pattern and the instructions were the same. Its a one of those basic top patterns that I will most likely sew again in the near future.