In the middle of my marathon vacation/wedding sew I had issues with the top to my wedding outfit. The first front got a bit of fusible interfacing on it front and center. I got it off but it left a stain. Off to Emmaonesock to order more jersey. Fortunately I ordered two yards. Why you ask? Because I ruined the second front and finally cut a third one that worked. I had issues with the draft of the back cowl being to pointy at the shoulder point and it created a problem when I sewed it up. Trying to fix it I f... it up. I redrafted the shoulder and re cut and sewed it up. I am in the middle of hemming it now. Thank goodness. The outfit looks good but whether it will be dressy enough, who knows. The dress code is "Dress for a festive summer evening". I am not the only one who asked WTF does that mean?
What did I sew while I waited for the fabric? Pants. That's my go to garment when I am frustrated or need to renew my sewing mojo. They are simple, plain pants. I don't tuck my tops in so I prefer a plain top with the least amount of bulk. I really do need to work out a pocket that is sturdy and low key and flat so that I can have a place to put my phone. The only thing that I change on them is the width and length. I just sewed up 2 pairs that fit because they are from my tnt pattern. I did fit as I sew because one piece of fabric has lycra and one doesn't. Fabric does really make a difference in fit. The non stretch is a rayon crepe that drapes almost as well as wool crepe. Light and perfect for summer.
The stretch pair are these python print cotton. Definitely a different kind of fit from crepe. The fabric is Derek Lam from The Sewing Workshop. You know I'm a sucker for an animal print! This one is a lovely quality. I don't see myself having time for a photo shoot before we go, so you'll have to settle for these shots for the time being. I've finished 3 tops, a skirt and two pairs of pants. I have the green silk top that goes with these pants and maybe another top and pair of pants to sew. Depends on time.
Notes on a Pattern - McCall M7445 Pants
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