Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Elle Pants - Item 1 Progress

I have made some good progress on my Elle Pants today and think I will be able to post the finished product over the next couple of days. Some things I have noticed so far:
  • The instructions for the Elle Pants are straight forward and easy to follow. They also include some nice finishing RTW touches such as topstitching the center seam.
  • The fit seems to be pretty spot on.  I ordered a 10 according to the measurement chart and I think this is very accurate to the pattern.
  • The Elle Pants are close fitting, but not too close fitting - the pattern is drafted very nicely.
  • I'm very pleased with the fabric I have chosen from Fabric.com - I think the Sophia Double Knit will last a long time.

Next post will be the finished product!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Elle Pants and Ponte Knit - Item 1 Planning

The first item in the Wardrobe Basics Sew Along is Slim Black Pants. When I read about the Sew Along, I preordered my black Ponte fabric from Fabric.com (Sophia Double Knit Black).  It arrived yesterday and is a nice weight and quality.
For the pattern, I am using the Elle Pant from Style Arc which arrived today! This is the first time I have used Style Arc and I'm looking forward to trying out this pattern. I've heard great things about the fit, so fingers crossed.

Style Arc - Elle Pant

Let the sunshine in...

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I love sewing so here is my first post. I've started this blog so I can participate in the Wardrobe Basics Sew Along run by Lori (Girls in the Garden) and Lynnne (Wonderfully Made ).   I sewed a fair bit in my early twenties and have just returned in the past year, in my mid thirties. I'm really looking forward to expanding my sewing skills this year and making items that I'm happy with, even if it takes me a bit longer. I thought Lori and Lynne's  Sew Along was just the thing to get me started. I've been an avid listener to Lori's podcast and I look forward to sharing my progress and learning lots from the other participants in the Sew Along too.