“That my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 31:12
Hey y’all! it’s been a minute since i’ve posted here but I’ve been crazy busy with moving the business into our new studio space. woohoo! right…!
After 2 years of working at school and home I am finally at a point where I can afford dedicated sewing and creative space. I’m also in the process of buying a house! I’m super excited for this new season in my life!
In between it all I have been working on pants fitting. Even in design school this was a challenge for me. But I decided that I was going to use the blog as a platfrom to tackle all the hard stuff and share my journey and lessons learned with my readers. This post is more a pattern review but I plan on posting later this week some of my top lessons learned.
On to the Pattern Review. Beginning with the pants. I used simplicity 8655 new Mimi G Style pattern. I chose these pants because they seemed easy enough and I really liked the high waist and leg options. I made the flare leg option first and I really liked the pattern. It was easy to make all of the pattern adjustments and it sewed together quickly. These are basically my final muslin. I used a bottom weight stretch sateen from Joann fabric. I had to add 2inches to the back rise and take about 2.5 inches off of the front crotch. I also had to shorten at the knee by about an 1in. The one thing I will say about this pattern is that I don’t like the facing at the waistband. I plan on making these again in a better quality fabric and just add a 1″ waistband. Overall I like the fit especially in the butt and hip area but next time I think I will take in a little bit at the leg and knee and I may also reduce the flare at the hem to fit more like a bootleg.
The top is New Look 6519. I really liked this pattern it came together quickly and I went straight into fashion fabric. The only thing I changed was to create the bell sleeve that I attached to the hem of the drop shoulder for a little bit of drama and contrast. The fabric I purchased at Joann Fabric. Its a houndstooth stretch suiting. Its very soft and has a nice weight and drape to it. The bell sleeve is made from a black stretch sateen.
I wore this outfit to church today and felt very feminine and chic!! uuuuwww Lala! lol! I paired the black and white with pops of color with the pink in my shoes and my necklace.
Well thats it for now!
As always I hope this post was a blessing to you. Until next time!