April 2018

APRIL 2018

Debbie’s Garments:

Quilted Wool Knit Jacket-Jalie Zip Jacket 2795
1. Shortened width of collar two inches.
2. Eliminated cuffs and hem band.
3. Serged all exposed seams before stitching. Used standard machine for seaming.
4. Stabilized pocket welt area and center fronts for zipper.
5. Due to the thickness of fabric, it would be helpful to increase 3/8” sa to 5/8” due to all the necessary topstitching.

Peplum Tee-Shirt-Silhouette Patterns, #312, Giorgio’s Top, Cotton Knit and
Brown Ponte Knit pant with split hem, Simplicity 8557

1. Shortened length between bust and waist 1”. Lowered neckline 1”.
2. Directions instructs to press neckline to ws, press and topstitch. Instead I serged contrasting knit to neck edge, wrapped over sa, pressed and stitched in the ditch.
Also used this method for sleeve hem finish.

Stash Buster Tees:
1. Raglan Stripe and Print – Butterick 6207 and Eleanor Jeans
2. Floral Boatneck – Burda 6540
3. Pink Jersey Drape Neck Remake- McCalls 6964
4. Novelty Print with Contrast – McCalls 7247, view C

Katie’s Garments

Simplicity 8059
Sweater Knit (gifted from Kristin’s stash)

1. Pattern was drafted well in upper body. It was too large in circumference from hips to hem. Took out a minimum of 4 inches of ease.
2. Turned facing to right side and finished edge by using selvedge as trim.

New Look 6532
1. Highly recommend this pattern. Great fit with NO adjustments!
2. Used same fabric as cardigan, but used the wrong side.
3. Added 1 inch in length. I knew I’d wear it with heels and wanted it to almost hit the floor

Simplicity 8326
Cotton Lycra knit

1. Sewed per pattern

New Look 6507
Cotton Voile

1. Wanted something on trend. Ruffles/flounces are big this spring.
2. Used narrow hem foot. It worked well/saved time on hem. Curved flounce was very challenging.
3. Fabric from treadle

Butterick 6326
Cotton Stretch Woven

1. Fused each piece with Kathy Ruddy’s textured weft interfacing. This gave the skirt more structure and prevented wrinkling.
2. Tapered the hem by roughly 3-4 inches. The pattern, when sewn, was not as tapered as the envelop shows.
3. Inserted two-way separating zip for exit interest.
4. ****Lesson learned from Color Training: Adding darkness makes this outfit look better to complement my medium dark overall value.

Kristin’s Garments

Trio of Tees
Vogue 8952
Rayon, French terry

1. Favorite pattern for a tee. Love the hem and shaping for my body type.
2. Center interest added is helpful.
3. Raglan version (View A) bit looser than set in sleeve (View B) but not by much.
4. View B has cowl but I’ve omitted.

Lynne’s Skirt-Silhouette Patterns
Stretch woven denim jacquard

1. Similar to her wrap skirt with side darts (no side seam) and back darts to adjust as necessary.
2. Takes a bit of fiddling but fits well when done.
3. Omitted zip and applied elastic similar to her new slim yoga pant (below).

Wrap Skirt
Simplicity 8606-Linen

1. Pattern drawing is somewhat deceiving-looks more like a straight skirt-it’s not.
2. Easy pattern, I sewed wrap shut and put elastic on waist.

Slim Yoga Pant-Silhouette Patterns
Black athletic knit

1. This is her new pant pattern with a smooth waistband application. Stitch elastic to waist, RST and flip elastic to inside. I prefer applying but not flipping.
2. Pattern is short but narrow leg is nice. Not my favorite crotch curve right out of the box.
3. Center back leg seam for easy fitting.

May Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 and 6:30 at Treadle
Thursday, May 10, 10:30 at SR Harris
Saturday, May 12, 10:30 at Treadle