This was the first time that I had been to Joann Fabric and Craft Store; it was an experience. The store clerks were very friendly.
There was wall to wall fabric, sewing machines, patterns; anything to do with sewing it was there. On the other side of the store was dedicated to crafting. Everything to do with crafting. It was a bit overwhelming. While on my trip, I spotted something that I have always wanted. As an aspiring seamstress, it is important to get the right fit for your garments. What better way to get the perfect fit but to have a body double-- don't get creeped out. That's right, I bought a dress form! The dress form was on sale, with $100 off. I had to order the form because they did not have the correct size for me. I will be picking it up soon. I will do a full review of the dress form once I receive it.
So despite having a busy weekend, I managed to finish my skirt/pant suit. I think that I am on point for making 1 "thing" a week for a year...totaling 52 items. Okay onto the suit. I am enjoying sewing with stretch fabrics. Today I have a double knit black printed fabric. The top is from the Vogue #8815 which I reviewed in a previous post. I used an invisible zipper in the back. The skirt, a self drafted simple pencil skirt. I used the double knit for the front and the back was made from a black soft corduroy.
.I had enough of the fabric left over that I also made the Vogue #8859, a Marcy Tilton Pants pattern. I find that Marcy Tilton's pattern always have some unique features and accents. These pants have cute pleats just below the knee and a two piece back. Elastic waist so it can be easily adjusted. The pants sews up quick and easy. I didn't use the instructions but like most Marcy Tilton pattern, I assume they would be easy to follow. The material is so soft it feels like I am not wearing anything (OOHH!) I would definitely make another pair of these pants, I might try them in a woven material. I may have to make some adjustment to the sizing for ease. I made some minor adjustments to account for my height; I shorten the crotch and took some length off the legs.
How I wore it!
|I feel so shiny! LOL|