Woven drawstring sleep shorts drafted from ready to wear

woven drawstring sleep shorts drafted from ready to wear

Pants (and shorts) fitting is an ongoing endeavor for me. One day at the mill ends and remnants fabric store, I picked up a couple of yards of printed fabric (meandering little duck footprints I think??) for cheap. My intention was to get fabric I don't care about and sew some bottoms to see if I can… Continue reading Woven drawstring sleep shorts drafted from ready to wear

Epic chambray shirt

sleeve detail on chambray button-down shirt

I watched the Craftsy class The Classic Tailored Shirt all the way through some time ago, but never felt motivated to actually make the shirt. Although I was inspired by the hand-stitched collar band process when designing and making my Tailored Dog Jacket. When I watched The Gunman the other day on Netflix, the chambray… Continue reading Epic chambray shirt

Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Simplicity 1202 woven cap sleeve blouse detail

The final garment to sew for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project was going to be the Simplicity 1693 blouse in a blue-and-white striped fabric. But I took a detour after: reading that the sleeve on that top was rather voluminous re-watching the One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses class and feeling inspired to draft my own custom design drafting my own  blouse… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

Linen drawstring shorts copied from ready to wear

My Summer 2015 wardrobe project originally include a chambray gathered skirt. But my test muslin was far from flattering, so I called an audible and switched it to a pair of linen shorts. PATTERN I drafted my own pattern from a pair of knit drawstring shorts using the skills I learned in Steffani Lincecum's fantastic Craftsy class… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

Wardrobe Architect Project: Olive Ankle Pants

Simplicity 1696 Olive Ankle Pants

Next up for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project is sewing the olive ankle pants. Pattern Simplicity 1696 Amazing Fit Pants Project features front zip fly with bar tack hook closure mock welt pockets waistline facing 4-piece waistband for fitting slip-stitched hem Process notes made size 12 average fit made a fitting muslin, then took quite a bit off… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Olive Ankle Pants