Saturday, October 31, 2009

Simplicity 2700

I made these pants about a month ago. The pattern was pretty easy if you have already make pants before. I got the fabric at Joann's it has a big of stretch to it. I was not thrilled with the fit. I took out some of the depth in the crotch area but they still seem a little big in the crotch. I think if I remember I use the curvy fit ( the pattern has curvy, average and slim fit )I think I will give them another try maybe with the average or even the slim fit and see how that works for me. Overall not a bad pattern I know over on a lot of people love these pants.

Happy Halloween

We got to dress up for work yesterday I was not going to dress up but at the last min I decided I would so I went to the thrift store and found some eighties looking jewelry and legwarmers. The tights I got a Target the top is a vogue pattern and the skirt I just added some trim. Put on a little more makeup than usual and some bigger hair and there you have a eighties chick.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hawaiian Shirt

My husbands work was having a Hawaiian day at work so he needed a shirt to wear so here is the first shirt I have ever made for him.
Simplicity 5582

Fabric Used: I used a cotton shirting fabric.

Complexity Of Pattern: This was an easy enough pattern. I have never made a shirt for my husband but I have made some for my grandsons so I knew how a basic shirt should go together.

I love the buttons they are made of seashells.

Pattern Sizing: This pattern has boys and men's in the envelope. I made the size small in the men's. I held the pattern pieces against a RTW shirt that my husband likes the fit of. Just needed to make the shoulders a little narrower . The fit turned out great.

Overall Review: I'm so pleased with how this turned out. Next I would like to make my husband a dress shirt for work. I will try to get some pictures posted of my hubby wearing his new shirt.