For the top , I used my already discussed M6533.
My fabric is beautiful ,I think. It is a very fine, soft and pricey sweater knit with various width stripes which posed the problem of how to match them and still use a quite deep bust dart.
I took my time with the cutting out and so managed fairly well to match my stripes. The only place I found it impossible was the back sleeve/upper back area. Otherwise, I'm very happy with my result.
I added a cowl collar which isn't part of the pattern so I used this method to create it.
I think the pink and white help make this piece appropriate for spring !?.
I love new black denim jeans with emphasis on the word "new". I found a great cotton/spandex black stretch denim at Fabricville and since I absolutely love the Silhouette Yoga pant, I decided to make them with a difference. I added back pockets and some top stitching.
To make them more spring friendly, I decided to use white top stitching thread on these. I like to design my own pattern for the pockets of the jeans I make. (look here to see what I do). I really love this one. I'm sure it's been seen before but to me it's new.
For the design, I used this decorative stitch with top stitching (Gutterman) thread. It's called "saddle" stittch on my Janome and "sculpture" stitch on my Kenmore. For the rest of the top stitching, I used a stitch length of 4.
After finishing the pockets ,I decided they are a bit too far apart, but I wasn't about to move them,so a note for next time.
I solved some fitting issues with this pant which I will put on my other blog. It took me a whole day to get them to fit as well as they do and I'm very pleased with the fit.
I decided to change the waistband on these. the pattern piece is a long rectangle which you fold over lengthwise,sew to the pant and then requires you to insert a 2" wide elastic. I'm not in love with that method so I omitted the elastic and used side seams and a center back seam which I shaped and it made all the difference. As long as your fabric is stretchy enough, this should work. I want to draft a contoured waistband for next time.
As winter returned to us this week, on the east coast of Canada , my new outfit didn't seem out of season when I wore it to a meeting I attended.
I'm now working on a UFO before I start my spring stuff.
I hope you found time to sew this week. More later from