April Garment Sewing Group

Here are the garments that Debbie and I showed at the April meeting. There will be one more post with more of your garments.

May Meetings are two weeks away-can’t wait!

Wednesday, May 10, 10:30, Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, Rochester

Thursday, May 11, 10:30, First Sewing, Bloomington

Saturday, May 13, 10:30, Quilter’s Haven, Rosemount

Debbie’s Garments:

Wrap Tee with Peplum-Burda 6443, View A-Italian Viscose with Spandex

1. This pattern was in my stash – I like wraps and I like peplums so I thought I would give it a try.

2. It is a petite pattern so no length adjustments needed. I went up a size because I didn’t want too much negative ease. Also the necklines is too low .

3. I have other wrap tee patterns to try so I will give this one up.

Bright Plaid Leather Trimmed Jacket-Verona Jacket/Sewing Workshop-cotton blend, Bemberg lining

1. I  did make a muslin and worked hard to get a good fit. I did a narrow shoulder adjustment, shortened front, back and sleeve between bust and shoulder, cut width of collar and narrowed sleeve from elbow to hem.

2. I used light weight shoulder pads-the pattern does call for them.

3. Sewing with the leather was not a problem. My only struggle was where to use it on the collar-inside or out? Fabric matching was a challenge. The uneven plaid caused me to eat a lot of chocolate.

4. I would not use this pattern again but I really like the cut of the lining so I will keep it in my stash.

KwikSew 4069

Brick Jeans-Jalie Eleonore #3461-stretch denim and Deep Turquoise TurtleneckKwikSew 4069

1. Eleonore is a TNT pattern for me and the fabric feels great and a pleasure to sew.

1. Kwiksew 4069 is another TNT pattern. I added a cuff to the 3/4 length sleeves.

Kristin’s Garments:

Classic Slender Pant (worn with Butterick 6491 jacket and Vogue 9244 hack top)

Burda 7062

Gray travel fabric (polyester)

1. Added several inches-probably need a few more.

2. Sewed pants and then cut them down one size smaller. Not sure if that’s due to stretchy fabric?

3. Because the fabric is stretchy I omitted facing and zipper and serged 1”elastic to right side or waist, turned to wrong side wrapping seam allowance and topstitched down.

4. Slit has nice deep hem.

5. As usual, Burda makes a great fitting pant.

Double Wrap Top (worn with Vogue 1648 jacket)

Burda 5900

Version 1-Cotton knit, Version 2-poly knit

1. Basically you make 2 one shoulder tops and wear one over the other.

2. Version 1 has an interfaced deep folded facing. I chose to topstitch to tidy it up. The fold stretched out and the facing was tight.

3. Version 2-the facing has been trimmed off and a 1.75” band applied to “neck” edge. I like this version a lot better and could see sewing the side seams all at once to keep the shirt together. The Version 2 knit is also lighter and a better choice for the pattern.

Barry Pants/StyleArc Patterns

No stretch woven bottom weight twill or duck

1. Needed a pant to match the jacket-not quite sure why I chose something so stiff… but they still worked.

2. Straight of grain line is interesting after pants are sewn together.

Frill Neck Top

Burda 6146


1. Straightforward blouse with bust darts and facings. Frill at neck is what drew me to pattern.

2. Frill is to pattern; hook and eye replaced ties.

3. Sleeves and cuffs were too large so cut down lower half of sleeve and omitted gathered cuff replacing with elastic and casing.

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