Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Eleonore Pants-The Golf Edition

Carla is sharing a struggle we all understand-fitting pants.  You're doing a great job- Thanks, Carla!

After the February Fashionista’s meeting where Andrea (Sew-To-Fit) presented pants fitting, I was motivated again to try some pants! Also the new blog post featuring the Jalie Eleonore pants caught my interest!  I ordered the Eleonore pattern and decided to make a pair out of cheap fabric choosing the size recommended per the pattern. It was a full 3 sizes too small in the hips and thighs.  Of course, a little big in the waist.  However, it seemed to be okay in the crotch.  I went up 3 sizes and figured I could just make the elastic waist smaller.  Even with the 3 sizes, I still made the hips a little larger.  I had some of Roz’s fabric (Charcoal Grey to Cream Stripe)  that I had purchased for golf pants and decided to try again.  I modified the pattern to add front pockets rather than a mock pocket.  

I did a good job of matching the stripes—except the yoke and waistbands.  Didn’t enter my mind when cutting.  Doesn’t matter as my golf shirts are worn out!  

All in all, I’m happy with this fit.  I do struggle with getting the elastic right.  Actually did a second waistband and still didn’t get it perfect.  Maybe next time I’ll get it right!  Now to use some of the nice fabric I bought from Roz!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Burda Style 3/2016

 To purchase, go to smfabric.com
(Sold Out)

All Styles at a Glance

Line Drawings

 Causal and a little edgy for a great weekend look!

This is great for the office or weekend-simply change the fabric!
Jacket #116A-Black/White Multi Tweed (sold out) or 
(Sold Out)

Nod to the 70's
(Sold Out)

Great look for prom or a wedding guest.

Plus Size
This dress features the unexpected sailor collar!
Dress #139A-Organza-Copper Iridescent and 

Special Occasion  
Dress #142-White Pique and Floral Circles  (sold out)

Monday, February 08, 2016

Code Red!

Valentine’s Day is just a week away!  Red is the color of passion, courage, confidence and the color for this holiday of love.  Whether you like a pop of red for a pencil skirt (red stretch denim), a statement of red like a sheath dress (chili red silk/wool suiting) or entrance making red like a pant suit (red wool tricotine) add some red to your wardrobe.  Celebrate with Sew Much Fabric this color of love with 20% off red fabrics!  Now through Sunday, February 14, take an additional 20% off red fabrics.  Use coupon code RED.