Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Toffee Tunic and Hennina Pants
Yes, it's another summer outfit for Emily. Sorry, I don't want this blog to be all about "show and tell," but do realize that this is my way of record keeping by documenting my sewing projects. And lately I've been sewing for Emily who just does not stop growing. So...onward to the latest outfit for Em....
Once again, I used Ottobre patterns; both the top and shorts are from the 03/2009 issue. In brief:
Design #3, "Toffee" Tunic
Size 92, graded up to a size 98
Fabric: dotted Swiss from Hancocks, bought on the clearance shelf
Changes made: Ric-rac was added to the neckline and pocket bindings. Both the sleeves and pockets are fully lined which created an easy hem of the sleeves and nicely curved pocket edges.
Next time: Add more length to the neckline binding to make it a bit looser.
Design #6, "Hennina" Pants
Size 92 Fabric: red twill, left over from the shorts pictured in my previous post
Changes made: The pattern called for a tab and ruffle embellishment above the leg vent. I did not like the ruffle frill. Instead I sewed a skinny tube cut on the bias, tied it in a knot, and sewed it above the leg vent. I'm happy with the results.
On another note, Trudy, from Sewing with Trudy, recently gave us a "Blogger Buddy Award." Trudy and her young daughter both sew, and I've enjoyed reading their blogs. Thank you, Trudy, for this award and your sweet comments.