Because I am a good Virgo, I have been thinking about and planning mine and Little M's wardrobe. I thought about sewing her a mini-wardrobe, but her lovely Aunty Ruthy gave her the most amazing set of Italy-clothes - a sweet corduroy coat and matching dress, a knitted cap with a pom-pom and matching cardigan, a cute winter dress that is grey, and a long-sleeved tee. So, I will save Little M sewing til she is a bit bigger.
My wardrobe is going to be mostly pants and tops, and here is my list of sewing projects:
- wide-leg trousers;
- Colette Patterns' Jasmine blouse;
- Colette Patterns Clover cigarette pants; and
- Another Colette Patterns Beignet.
I've made some headway - have finished the Beignet (will post on this soon!), and have finished the wide-leg trousers - here they are!
They were easy to sew. I did make a muslin first though. Here are the changes I made:
- I started with the size 12, and ended up increasing the crotch-depth to a size 16 (I must be really long-waisted).
- I also increased the size of the darts, effectively taking the trousers in by 4cm in total.
- I also lengthened the darts at the front by 1.5cm.
- I lengthened the pants by approximately 10cm so that I could use a generous hem. I think it makes the pants swing out nicely.
- I cut the size 14 along the inner leg seam - I wanted them to be really wide without losing the shaping over the hips.
- I used an invisible zipper.
Karen of Did You Make That? fame has said these trousers are like wearing a pair of pyjamas, and I have to agree. They are sooooo comfy. I'd like to make another pair in maybe an olive green - would look so chic with a white tee and brown sandals in summer - do you think?