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Funky Floral Explosion and Everything That Sparkles Ain’t Gold…It’s Blue!

This is Seamwork’s Aires pattern!  Yes!  I subscribe to Seamwork Mag and when you do, you  will receive 2 credits each month to purchase patterns from the mag!  Cool, huh?!  I’ve always been a fan of Colette patterns, so this was a no-brainer to subscribe to the mag!

My thought/plan for sizing and alterations:  my waist is between XL and 2X, my hips will fit  Large (full tummy, no hips or a$$).  So, I will cut size XL and adjust hips to Large. 

I used the overlock/serger for most of the construction.  

Why I picked this pattern?  Unlike traditional leggings, these have panels in which you can use contrasting fabrics like a mesh, or whatever.  Even if you decide to use main fabric for all panels, it still gives an interesting look!

Well, I did not alter the hips to a large and just cut a straight size XL and they fit me perfectly!

I love them!  (I’m holding the waist, because I need to purchase more elastic for the waistband 😜). 

Happy Sewing!


My Skinny Jeans Are Sew Liberating

(Pun intended…hehehe!)

Can I say, I will make loads of these jeans! I cut them out one day (I HATE cutting out patterns!), and sewed them up in one day…today!

Any(body) would fit these jeans perfectly! The waistband is rib knit and elastic, there are faux front pockets and fly, but the rest of the jeans are constructed like a “regular” pair of jeans. The pattern suggests to use a twin needle (I didn’t have one), but I did have and used a ball point needle and did the double stitch lines by sewing 1/8″ from the first stitching. I think it came out quite well!


I sewed the sides with 1″ seam allowance because I have narrow hips and “noassatall”. All other required seams to construct were fine. Next time, I will lengthen maybe 2″, I like a little “scrunch” at the ankles. I will also move the back pockets up a little and more toward the center back, or cut them a couple of sizes smaller.


Now I’ve been Sew Liberated, I need stretch cotton in red, black, navy and white for spring/summer!

Love, Peace and Sew!