Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Relaxed, Fun, and Comfortable!

Pattern: M6247 MISSES' JACKET, TOPS, SASH, SKIRT AND PANTS: Unlined jacket A has long sleeves, front button closure; pullover tops B, C have neckband; top B has long sleeves; top C has armhole bands; jacket A, tops B, C have self-fabric sash with O-rings; pull-on skirt D and pants E have elastic waist casing, all have stitched hems; included are Nancy Zieman's time saving tips


Sizes: 8-22
Fabric: The orange & yellow cotton was thrifted and the polyester stripe was purchased as a table cloth.

Line Drawing


Alterations: They are perfect for me around the tummy. Adjustments must be made to the inner and outer seams by removing 1" from the crouch line to hem. Then I folded 3" from the front waist hem and 1 1/2" for the back. I measure 29 1/2 inches from the inseam for my length.

All of the seams were sewn on the serger. The 1/4 inch hem length and the waist were sewn on the sewing machine. I need many more pairs for the Summer and I have a plan. You'll see them again.

Note: The pattern suggest knits only, but this pattern fits me so it'll be my way.
 

16 comments:

  1. Wow - you look great and casual in both outfits. Your smile says it all. Great fabric (and thrifty) choices.

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  2. I love these! They're incredibly pulled together, and they really highlight how those wardrobe patterns should work! Excellent job!

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    1. Thank you! I wore the orange and yellow today to the doctor and birthday dinner. Yes, I'm still celebrating as I'm accepting friends request to bless me. Anyway, back on track... I enjoyed the relax fit of the pant and that the elastic didn't ride down in the back.

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  3. This is all so pulled together--this shows how great a wardrobe pattern can work out! I wish I had this kind of matching ability. :D

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    1. Thank you! You can do it too. Just choose the wardrobe pattern and a multi-print fabric of your liking. Then, choose solids to match the colors in the multi-print fabric or if you would like all solids go for it.

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  4. I love both sets.. They looks so pretty on you, and comfortable too.. You just make me want to buy this pattern.ha
    Happy sewing.

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  5. Great outfits and love the colors on you, especially the red.

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  6. What a lovely set of great casual classics - these are the sorts of clothes that are so wearable.

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    1. Thank you! I decided I would make some different pants than my usual solids and I'm having fun going through my stash.

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  7. Both outfits are really lovely, but I have to say I really loved the striped pants. I read it a couple of times to be sure I was reading it correctly, but wow I wouldn't have thought to use a table cloth! I need to start thinking a little more "outside the box" when looking for fabric inspiration. I think your title says it all. This is exactly what I look for in clothing. It doesn't always have to be jeans and a t-shirt to be comfortable. You did a great job of combining style and comfort.

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    1. Thank you! When I see shower curtains, table cloths, dinner mats,or anything made of fabric on sale I do tend to look at the fabric content to see if it's something I can use for a sewing project.

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