The good and the bad today.
Hot Patterns Fontaine Cardigan was the pattern I used
for this sweater knit from Mood Fabrics.
and this suiting for the sleeves
Well, this project is one big wadder!. The armscye stretched all out of shape, the flare of the bottom of the cardigan is quite pronounced and huge. Take a look at the finished garment drawing and then the line drawing, don't you think the line drawing shows the flare and the sketch does not? Sometimes I find that is the case on some Hot Patterns garments. How do you feel about that?
Two positive things, I might have enough sweater knit left to make a scarf and that black suiting is amazing, especially for $7.99 a yard. It would be perfect for one of the dresses from Famous Frocks
Now to a bit more positive.
I am working on Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files
from Mood Fabrics' Stretch Twill - by Theory, similar to this navy one but more this color of blue
I am not crazy about the color of the fabric but thought this is a great way to test this pattern. Plus, I know this blue color will look good with blacks and I will like it more with more neutral tops.
I am close to complete, belt loops, snaps at waistband and hem.
This is what I found for the next pair, which I have black twill and denim ready for more jeans
- I need a bit more room in the seat, not much just a bit
- I added 1" to the hem but with flats I don't need the extra length
- I made the low rise and it is low, so I did the same solution for this pair as Carolyn did with her waistband.
- For future, I am going to add 1" to the rise and probably 1-1/2 at center back
- I made the leg width on this pair between the stove pipe and skinny. I will just go with the skinny.
- I omitted the rivets on this pair but will always put them on for denim fabric
- Topstitching, for the blue and black I will use coordinating thread but for denim always a contrast.
- I have a bit too much fabric just below the zipper, need to research what alteration I need to do for this. Any suggestions?
- On this pair I moved the pockets up, but I think with adding more length in the rise, I will not have to move the pockets up so much.
These jeans have great instructions and illustrations, the front fly is so easy to follow. Also, Heather Lou does a fabulous job with extra information for sewing success.
I probably will finish these on Thursday and get pics soon. I know when I finish these, I am going straight to the black pair.
Here is a great "worksheet" from Colette Patterns on pants fitting.