Saturday, 31 January 2015

January garment done !

I finished my garment for January nearly on time. I did finish it before the end on January but couldn't post about it till today.
I made the Hot patterns fast and fabulous Blouse-T back and Hot patterns Tummy Taming Trousers. I was happy with both these patterns and how they went together. I went down a size for each and could possibly go down a size further for the pants.
 The T shirt is a bit short at the front for me and if I made it again I would lengthen the front. I think my boobs take up length, which  meant the shirt is short. If I lift my arms the shirt shows way too much tummy for my liking
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In this photo you can see how the front is too short for me.
The fabric I used was a knit I bought on line and I don't like the feel of it at all. It has almost a brushed feel and is not terribly comfortable. It's also quite warm to wear. I added some rick rack around the neck edge. I like this pattern though and will make it again but I will lengthen the front slightly so I feel more comfortable.
The pants I really like. The waistband folds over and they have an invisible zip down the back. The pants are very comfortable. The pants went together well ,the only problem I had was the hem. The instructions say a 3 inch hem but I couldn't work that out. My hem is about 2 inches. Also the hem was machine stitched but I hand sewed the hem , purely personal preference. The trouser fabric was from Tessuti's last year. I did shorthen the pants on the pattern an inch. Next time I may narrow the leg or make a size smaller. All in all I would definitely make both these patterns again. The new component for me was using Hot Patterns.
Happy Sewing !


6 comments:

  1. I like the front of my shirts to be a bit lower too. Very nice shirt and pants though. I am interested to know - does the pants tame the tummy like the name says?

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    1. I wish they tamed my tummy, unfortunately it will take more than pants to tame my tummy. The shape is quite flattering though. I think you need to have the pants quite tight. I made the 20 but I think an 18 would be better.

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  2. Cute! I had the same issue with my blouse-back top. I still wore it a ton, though (until the weather got cold). It's an easy enough fix for the next version, though.

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    1. I really like the pattern so I will definitely be making it again with adjustments

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  3. Larger busts do raise the hem line at the front - it will be a good idea to compensate for this with everything you make. I worked with a plus size professional sewer once and she told me this! The pants are wonderful - I must try them one day - they look quite a straight cut. The whole outfit looks lovely and maybe a new version one day in the top in a fabric you like.

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    1. The pants are a really nice pattern and quite quick and simple to make.

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