Tuesday, February 01, 2011

i sew my own clothes so i can look like i shop at the Gap in 1992

more crappy modeled shots, but this time with bonus kitty!
Selfish Seamstress Minimalist Cowl
Pattern: Minimalist Cowl by the Selfish Seamstress
Size: burda XS/S (the only size it came in)
Fabric: Purple wool jersey and black poly sweater knit from fabric mart
Started and Finished: ? sometime in december

I used the sleeve that i had modified from simplicity 3678 and changed the armhole to match. i made the purple version first. i used clear elastic in the shoulder seams for the first time. i left all the hems unfinished due to laziness. then i made a black one exactly like the purple one (see below). i like the looks of the wool heathered purple one better but it's a little bit itchy so i wear the black one more. i don't like turtlenecks due to the strangly neck issue but a slightly wider cowl neck works just as well. this is a great basic--i would make it again. it's very easy to sew. i can't recall but knowing me i probably added length to the body.

Edit: I added a picture of the purple one being worn.
Minimalist Cowl and Simplicity 2700
Pattern: Simplicity 2700
Size: 10 Curvy, heavily modified
Fabric: light beige stretch twill from fabric.com
Started and Finished: January 12 to 20-ish
Minimalist Cowl and Simplicity 2700
after all the fiddling and adjusting of the pattern, i'm guessing i would have been better off starting with the size 10 regular. i had to take some fullness out of the seat and there's still a little bit too much fabric in the front. i added a tiny bit of width at the back waist and it finally fits properly! i didn't overdo it this time. though it does sit a little bit higher than i'd like.

i did not do the tab overlap at the waist because i'm not a bit fan of that style. mine closes with a hook right at the waist. i also added rounded patch pocket and flap from Sew U.
Minimalist Cowl and Simplicity 2700
i love the front pockets and the wide legs. these pants are very comfortable to wear, if a little unstylish. i will be making them again and next time i think i will narrow the waistband just a little bit to bring them underneath the navel and perhaps i might fiddle with the legs to make the bootcut more pronounced. i'm very happy with this pair and the next ones can only get better. yay pants!

3 comments:

  1. Hello, bonus kitty! Dude, your pants look great. Your blog title cracks me up, but really, the pants turned out nicely.

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  2. Very cute outfit! Making pants is so impressive! They look really great on you!

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  3. Yay pants indeed! They really look great. Thank you for all your posts on quilting tips too. I plan to reference them when I get to finishing up my two quilts this year!

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