This pair certainly has their faults and are not typical jeans. No button, no fly and no pockets. But they are nearly identical to my favorite pair of J.Crew jeans. I should mention these J.Crew jeans were worn so much that they ripped and of course, they were no longer sold so finding a replacement pair was impossible and didn’t happen.
This may be the first entry I started but it was the last one to be finished. I completely underestimated the amount of fabric I would need to make this Flora skirt. Due to the one directional print I cut the skirt pieces out in four pieces instead of 3 and it took 1 yard to cut each of them. When I had to reorder fabric not once but twice, I started working on alternatives but in the end I was able to finish this in the nick of time! For the bodice I used the Sew Over It Betty dress bodice. I followed the tutorial on their blog to make the neckline more scooped and worked on perfecting the fit a little more. My first Betty is great but even after a muslin the final fit ended up being a little too tight. For this one I didn’t go up a full size but graded up from the waist to the chest. Unfortunately its still a little too small but at least thing time my …
Pants… How afraid to make them I have been! My first attempt at shorts in the form of a romper came out pretty awful and can shorts really be that different than pants?
I’m a firm believer that directions are there for a reason, in life and in sewing! If a sign says road closed you won’t drive down it and if a pattern says use a facing, you do right? For me this is a huge grey area.
If you read my post about my Betty Dress Muslin, you already know how excited I was to be participating in a sewalong and how awesome my fabric is. Now lets talk about the finished garment!