October Garment Sewing Group

Transition season dressing has turned into winter dressing!! Guess we’ll have to “make it work”. Awesome group of people attended the three meetings with some new faces too-

Garment Sewing Group

October 2020


Debbie’s Garments:  

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater

Forest Green Novelty Knit Top

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater 

Cotton Poly Blend with rayon Jersey bottom

  1. Lengthened the body 1” and shortened cuff by 1”.
  2. Omitted the band and added a shirt tail hem shape piece to front and back. The  two layers are stitched together with a cover stitch hem and the shirt tail is hemmed separately.
  3. This is a TNT pattern and is fun to make with unique fabrics. 

Fall Mini Capsule

Rust Pinwale Cord Skirt

Simplicity 1321

Simplicity 1321, View A

  1. Added 1” to skirt length and omitted pockets.
  2. Lined skirt with many colors of rayon lining – lining stash slim due to COVID!
  3. Another TNT pattern for me especially in terms of fit.

Rust/Navy Shepherd Plaid Shirt

Kwik Sew 3555, adapted


  1. Omitted back yoke and made a faux cuff. Added vertical darts to front and back.
  2. This shirt fabric is so comfy and soft. This is the first time I used this fabric and plan to use it again. It is also a TNT pattern and I learn something new every time I use it.

Autumn Floral Tee Shirt

Forget Me Not Iris Tee

Rayon jersey

  1. Did my standard petite adjustments and a narrow shoulder adjustment.
  2. The pleat at the bottom of the sleeve got my attention so I had to give this pattern a try.
  3. The pattern contains a short and long sleeve with pleats and basic tee. 
  4. The pleats look complicated but are not at all due to clear and concise directions. A new TNT pattern for me!

Kristin’s Garments:

Lace and Work Jacket

Grainline Thayer Jacket 

Denim and novelty lace

Lining: Cotton/silk and vintage kimono

  1. What can I say about a pattern that goes together really well and fits too! This is a lined work jacket pattern made to fit my pear shape.
  2. To copy the jacket from the Burda magazine I basted the lace to the pockets and yokes. A bit of white shows when the lace is folded back but that can be colored with marker.
  3. I omitted the chest pockets. I felt the lace would be enough to balance out the hem pockets.
  4. Instructions were excellent. The lining went so smoothly and there were no “neaten the edges” instructions.
  5. I would advise marking any pattern “clips” before cutting as the sizes and small lines can be easy to miss.
  6. Finally got out my Kamsnap snap press and it is awesome!!

Another-Variation-on-a-Big-Sleeve Turtle


Rayon knit

  1. The rayon was so yummy and fallish that I had to try my TNT pattern with the bell sleeve variation.
  2. It’s a lot of sleeve! But kind of fun! I used my differential feed to finish the raw edge of the bell which made it easier to hem up the casing.

Snuggly Joggers

Simplicity 8268/Hudson Pants from True Bias

Rayon Sweatshirt Fleece

Activewear for waistband and ankle bands

  1. Compared the Simplicity and Hudson Pant and they are very similar. 
  2. Serged them up and then remembered the voice of Maggy (store owner) saying, “The stretch is cross grain on this fabric.” Too late-the diaper feeling was already there with a front crotch that was growing.
  3. Really like the fabric so keeping the bands will adjust waist as things grow!! Covid pants 🙂

Garment Sewing Group via Zoom:     


10:30 AM                                     

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