I bought the beautiful green wool challis print and the green stretch denim from Vogue Fabrics.com. The jeans got made quite quickly using my TNT jeans pattern. The shirt took a lot longer because I guess I've gotten so use to wearing knits ,that a tailored shirt hasn't been on the top of my list of garments to sew until lately. I'll tell you about the cardigan later.
First the shirt. Isn't it gorgeous?
I love paisley and the colours in this fabric are so pretty.
The pattern is B6026 which I muslined and showed you a couple of weeks ago.
I have nothing new to add. Of course I had my three alterations done , (FBA, Sway Back and Rounded Upper Back ) so this was a quick sew.Here's a closer look at the "darts" detail details
For the skinny jeans, I have developed a well fitting pattern by combining the fit of Sandra Betzina's
V1034 with the dimensions of the lower portion of an OOp McCall's pattern.
The denim is two sided and I think the "right side" is the brighter green, but I preferred the darker side. I used a quilting cotton from my stash for pockets , facings, etc.
I'm really happy to finally be able to wear these. They've been waiting in my dresser all this time to be worn. Well, you know, I have a lot of clothes so....
I did all the top stitching in black and I like that effect.
Now about the cardigan. I love it !! And look! It's reversible!!!
The wool/cotton knit was bought at Sacre Coupons Saint Pierre in Montmartre when I was in Paris in September .Isn't it fun?
The blue/grey side is wool and the green/cream is cotton. This was an excellent quality fabric . By matching each green stripe , pinning and hand basting the green side , the navy stripes automatically matched up perfectly
.As for the hem and all the flat felled seams , I spent hours separating the two layers of fabric which is stitched every half inch.. I cut away the navy side close to the stitching and then used Steam-a-Seam to fold the green side and then top stitched. For the hem, I separated 2 1/2 " of the two sides , then folded in and hand stitched the edge.
.It was quite a challenge to achieve facings and pockets that matched each side but that's just the kind of thing I love about sewing.
The pockets were great fun to create. I love the result .
I had planned on having the zippered pockets on the navy side open into the green side but I chickened out and they are just deep enough for keys or a debit card.I love the effect though.
I do love pockets to put my hands into though and I love the ones on the green side.
For the facing, I serged the edge with matching thread and top stitched in place.
I love all three pieces of this outfit. I can't wait to wear the green pieces..
The cardigan is perfect for March weather here, at least this year.
I've already worn the navy version like this and it was agreat hit with my Sewing Group.
Which one do you prefer? My husband couldn't decide when I asked him and I can't either.
This has been such a long picture heavy post that I'm pooped and I need a nap so , more later from