Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jumpsuit #2 Vogue Patterns 9116 in Review





Jumping into spring and summer






           
           That's enough pics son.....






          Ok! Ok! One more if you insist ;-)






It's a bit big on me; I'll just take the elastic in...


So here is my big waist elastic adjustment that was made to this pattern;



~Because I added a front lining to the top it required a little bit of working to get the elastic to be smooth and hide the seams. 





Threading my elastic through the top casting.







I next finished the seam edge to join the front and facing together so it could be sewn to the pants waist of the jumpsuit.







Once the waist seams are attached I trimmed the inside excessive fabric to remove some bulk from the waistline. And top stitched it flat.









I decided to top stitch the seams on both the top and bottom of the waist seam to insure it would lay flat and have less bulk. I ran into a bulking waist with the read jumpsuit I made using this same pattern. Not this time!







Finishing up stitching down waist casing but leaving an opening to thread through the elastic.









Finished interior waist band b for elastic is added.









Elastic is in and I'm just about done with that!








Out shopping in the jumpsuit and I got a few complaints. I just need to adjust the waist elastic it's too loose. Thank goodness for belts ��

Pattern Description: 

Strapless wide leg jumpsuit 
Pattern Sizing:
Size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy. Since I've already made this one I just glanced at it to get my bearings with the top.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like how simple and quick this pattern comes together 
Fabric Used:
Cotton knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I combined the side seams and took out some of the with through the hips and trimmed the enter tight seam. I also added a lining to the top front for extra coverage. Also sewed the waist elastic flat against the bodice top. 
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yup. I'm probably gonna make it again with a woven type of fabric. I will size it down. 
Conclusion: 
Love how easy this pattern is and how quickly it comes together. It's a great pattern

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Red Jumpsuit - Vogue Pattern 9116 (Misses' Jumpsuit)








Love this jumpsuit with denim and turquoise. My necklace is old from Forever 21, similar one here and here, the straw-bag is old from Anthropology, similar here.
This outfit was perfect for a summer music festival 
















Back view















That turquoise ring is a inexpensive find from Charming Charlie, similar here














This jumper was a jump-off point for my May 2015 wardrobe contest on Pattern Review..... which I didn't finish on time; it's a long boring story..... 




Pattern Description: 
MISSES' JUMPSUIT: Wide-legged jumpsuit has very loose-fitting, blouson bodice, and narrow hem. A: Mock-wrap, self-lined bodice, and tie ends. Upper back A, upper edge B and waist A, B: Elasticized. FABRICS: Two-Way Stretch Knits: Rayon/Spandex, Cotton/Spandex. *With Nap. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals. NOTIONS: 3/8" Elastic: 2 yds. For A; 21/2 yds. For B
Pattern Sizing:
I cut a size 10 
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super simple only glanced at them a few times just to get my bearings.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how quick and easy it comes to gather. I also like the style however due to my height, I took some of the fullness out of the leg width also it runs large so I had to take some fullness out through the inside leg seam to slim it down.

Fabric Used:
Polyester jersey knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I combined the side seams to remove some of the fullness in the leg. I omitted the side seam not only to remove fullness but to shave off some time. After I sewed every thing together I had to tapper the inside leg seams because there was to much fabric bunching up and that fixed the problem. Because the wrap top gaps a bunch I hand tacked closed the front to have a flat smooth look. One more adjustment: I sewed the elastic flat to the waist line.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew it again but probably the strapless version for lounging in or as a pool cover up. 

Conclusion: 
This pattern is great a fast and easy to sew. Great for beginners





Stay tuned, another jumpsuit post will be coming soon......

Monday, June 1, 2015

Newlook 6100 White Linen Shorts In Review








Nothing like a pair of white short......














Newlook patterns always look great made up











Love the waistband and slant pockets












Here is a back view










These short are unlined so I decided to finish up all the interior seams 
with a neutral thread for interest










They look great with my $15 Designer style top. If you're 
interesting in making your own check out my tutorial.












These are great for summer













Pockets are the best!













For those of you who sew:





Pattern Description: 



Workroom from Project Runway, misses' cuffed slim and flared shorts with tie belt.



Pattern Sizing:

Multi sizes I cut a size 12 it looks big! I normally wear a size 2-4 ready to wear but these fit like they are supposed to. I made view B



Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes I think so. My view was just a drawing.



Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes however, the waistband is sewn on before the zipper is sewn in. I had to look at it a few times to figure out why but I guess it had to do with the invisible zipper in the side seam..... I'm not a big fan of invisible zippers but it worked out beautifully.



What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like the cut and style of these shorts. Newlook patterns always fit like ready to wear so it's nice to make up a pattern that I know will look store bought. 



Fabric Used:

100% Linen from JoAnn's Fabrics



Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

None



Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Highly recommend these shorts. They are dresser because of the color and fabric but they would be great in a slinky fabric or a washed linen too. These will probably be my go to dressy shorts pattern.
Yes I will defiantly sew these again. I'd love to make the pair option A with the cuffs and belt in a floral print.



Conclusion: Love this pattern. I Would like to try to exclude the zipper and make an opening through the pocket instead to the side zipper. But overall it is a great pattern.