Moji pattern can be found at the online magazine Seamwork, which I am a subscriber. For 6 bucks a month you have a choice of 2 patterns that are approximately 1-3 hours to make! In addition, there are sizes for curvy girls too! Also, I’ve always loved Colette patterns!
There are two versions of this pant and I made both. I opted out of the grommets at the waistband and made buttonholes instead. I used size 14 and finished my seams with an overlock stitch.
My version 1 is a mint mystery cotton bottom-weight fabric thrift find for $2! Score!
My version 2 is a lightweight denim from my stash. I also used a pretty floral from my scrap stash for inside the pockets.
Next time, I will go up a size to accommodate my fuller tummy (was just a tad snug); but I will still rock them! Overall, I love this pattern and it comes together easily and quickly! I will definitely make more!
I originally had this fabric slated for a dress. Not sure the type of fabric – it’s like satin; the wrong side is shiny and right side is matte. But, when I saw these pants on Burdastyle, I knew this was the pattern to sew with this fabric! But, I used New Look 6764, View A (no tie, just an elastic waist).
I planned on adding a cotton lining, but decided against it. This fabric could hold its own – a nice quality fabric! I used french seams – this fab ravels a lot. All-in-all, I’m pleased!
I’ve been a busy girl! Besides seeing after my familia and checking up on friends; I have gotten sewing in! I’ve been working on a prom dress! (I’ll reveal in a later post).
I have started alterations and finishing on some of my creations that have been hanging in the back of my closet. Such as: I needed to catch-stitch the neck facing on my Vintage Vogue 5211 blouse. And,
…these navy/white polka dot capri pants I purchased from the local thrift shop (still had the tags on them). They are 2 sizes too big.
I plan to deconstruct, then reconstruct the pants and two of my previous dresses; 1) red/black/white circles dress and my Caribbean blue batik Pastille dress! I’ve lost some weight and this girl has no hips at all and I’m only 5 feet tall (or, short; depending how you look at it) so I’ll have to straighten the skirt parts and raise the hems.
My most recent sew is my Taffy Blouse!
I am adding my bias binding to the neck…wish me well!
What alterations and/or finishes are you (or, planning) to work on? Until next time…
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Tagged alterations, blouse, Colette, deconstruct, dress, finishing, pants, sewing, vintage, vogue
My Marlene trousers-turned-periwinkle knickerbockers…not feeling them! Don’t know why — might have had other expectations.
I finished knitting my kerchief!
My “in-between” projects, I’m knitting a simple baby cardigan. I don’t think I’ll have a problem gifting when I complete the cardigan set (hat included). A couple of my daughter’s college buddettes are expecting!
Now, this knitting project was chosen by Mom’s suggestion. What I really wanted to work-on and knit was a cardigan for myself, preferably Miette by Andi Satterlund, a free Ravelry download! I mainly knit lots of washcloths, cowls, socks, etc. My mom who is an ultimate knitter, suggested I knit a baby cardigan to get an idea/feel of garment construction via knitting! In all my years of knitting, I’ve never knitted a garment (although I wanted to and first-time perfectionism got the best of me…so, I didn’t do it)! That proverbial first-time perfectionist monster will get stomped this year! Yeah!
On to sewing: I am making a major dent in my fabric stash! I sewed a couple of pairs of lounge pants for moi!
I love sewing Colette patterns! Why? Because, my FFBA are minor, not major overhaul of the bodice; and I just love her pattern styles — it’s me! With that being said, my current projects are from The Colette Sewing Handbook! The Taffy Blouse using this yummy, slinky/satiny, white w/black polka dots fabric –
…from my stash, of course! And, I am sewing another Pastille Dress using this fun and lovely cotton –
…another stash buster!
Oh, check out what I found at a local thrift shop! Don’t quite know what I’ll do with it, yet!
PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPY SEWING & KNITTING!
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Tagged baby, BurdaStyle, cardigan, Colette, cowls, kerchief, knickerbockers, knitting, pants, patterns, Ravelry, sewing, socks, trousers, washcloths
I am really making a dent in my fabric stash! I’ll be able to do a major fabric overhaul in July at The Sewing Studio! A local fabric shop that hosts a few awesome sales throughout the year!
I need more pants, so my plans are to make a pair of Simple Skinny Jeans by Sew Liberated and Cargo Pants by Burda. Check the fabric! Spring is coming!
Us, Floridians are having our share of the Polar Vortex; not nearly as drastic as the Midwest (my hometown Chicago) and the northeast, but the south has had freezing temps!
I do not own a proper coat and have been wearing hoodies. Ugh, that’s ok sometimes, but a girl wants to look fly! Even if she’s wearing jeans or leggings! So, I found this coat pattern in my stash and I like! I think I will eliminate the shoulder pads. Instead of the bias binding, I plan to sew a complete lining! What ya think?
As all seamstress’ know, these plans are ‘Subject to Change’…Right?
Finished my Marlene Trousers by Burda using fabric from my stash. The fabric feels and looks like it could be a wool gabardine. Don’t know, anyhow it came out lovely! Excited…I was able to come down another two sizes (my hard work is paying off)! I do very little adjustments to any of my pants, shorts and skirts other than add some in the waist. I have never had junk-in-my-trunk!
My next project that is kinda finished (it just needs bias binding) is Polly Top, a free pattern By Hand London! This is my first time ever sewing this pattern AND it is fabulous! I will definitely be sewing loads more of these tops (for one, I live in Florida and wear lots of tanks and sleeveless-ness). This pattern has loads of possibilities and is a quick sew! (Soundtrack is Finally, by CeCe Peniston)
I bought the sequin (1/2 yard – splurge) almost 2 years ago and had plans to make an evening bag; I have some leftover, I CAN still make that wristlet and the black is from my stash! I made a FFBA (Fulla, Full Bust Adjustment – I always have to make this adjustment to all of my tops). I also had to adjust my armholes, too!
Gotta go! Hubby and I are having a ole’ skool music fest! (Patrice Rushen, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Isley Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne, Roy Ayers, etc…bumpin to Parliament Funkadelic now)! What?!?!?!
I finished my Marlene trousers turned shorts! They are lovely…I like!
First, I was able to go down a size (and, maybe 2 sizes for next time)! Yay, me! Then, I cut 10″ from the crotch for my desired length and hemmed up 1.5″. The hip yoke pockets were a bit of a fuss, but I ‘werked’ it! These trousers were a pretty easy sew and put together with a thin wale corduroy in wine from my stash. Love the buttons! They were in my stash, as well.
I had the sew bug on Christmas Eve! I stayed up til 4 am finishing my shorts and then, decided to sew-up this knit tee with recycled sleeves and knit collarband. (Sorry for the blur). A local store was going to throw out some kid size Hanes white tees that had marker markings from packaging. I asked if I could purchase them for a small fee, but they were nice to gift them to me; from which I cut the sleeves and collarband for my tee. However, this is not The planned blouse I’m going to sew-up to partner with these cute shorts! I’m working on it.
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas! HAPPY SEWING!!!
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Tagged alteration, blouse, Burda, corduroy, knit, pants, pattern, recycle, shorts, tee, upcycle