Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Project Chronicles: Style Arc Wallis Pant

These pants were very easy to make....with only 2 pattern pieces, this should be on everyones list of stylish non-leggings pants.  I sewed these live as part of my Live Sewing series on my YouTube channel.

The side seam is moved forward creating a really nice curve along the hip.  This I think, gives the illusion of smaller hips. I did my best I modeling the side seam..  It was not easy to show the seam with the red fabric. Which, by the way, I bought this red Ponte Roma from http://bit.ly/STF-SMFabric back in 2019, when she got it in stock. Oh, how many projects I have for this red fabric.  Even though I know this years color is a version of blue, I have been missing some red in my wardrobe for way too long.  (Stay Tuned)
The picture below is how I install the elastic at the waist.  This isn't the way the instructions suggest, but I need my elastic waist to be "flat" under a top.

PATTERN DETAILS: 

  • Pull-on Ponte pant with front design line by Style ARC, I purchased the Single size 14. found here: http://bit.ly/2NRkzyt
  • I increased the crotch extension in the back
  • Took some of the curve out of the side seam by, taking away from the front panel and adding to the back panel at the hips.
  • Added to the back legs to allow for perturbing calves.
  • Raised the back crotch length at the center back for more coverage.
—-The FULL Fitting TUTORIAL at https://www.patreon.com/Sewtofit- Which shows all Pattern modifications detailed in an extended video tutorial.

The video shows the complete sewing of these pants using only the sewing machine, no serger or coverstitch. 

 I first sewed these pants to go along with my Izzy Miaki top.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Project Chronicles- Monthly Marfy Challenge: Marfy 6180

Let's have a final recap shall we?  I really had not mentioned the #sewtofitmarfychallenge Challenge for a long while. I bet you thought I just let it fall by the wayside.  Nope...I just procrastinated.  I thought this would be a great time to fill you in on what has transpired the last few months.  I can't believe I sewed five (5) garments for this challenge and still managed to take care of my regular responsibilities.

This was a hard challenge, just to be honest.  Have you participated in a challenge that requires a new garment and review, using a Marfy pattern?  I did a video review of the last garment, Marfy 6180.  I made this one for the Sew-Along which was done in September through October, last year.  Planning, writing instructions, filming videos and of course sewing was not easy for me.  Thus, I was hopeful that more people would participate.  However, I discovered that several of you found that #sewtofitmarfychallenge Marfy Patterns were really difficult.  I am grateful for those who did participate.

If you question whether I will continue or move forward with more #sewtofitmarfychallenge sewing videos or post, the answer is maybe.  Most likely, I will try to only do a one month sewing challenge for you to participate in, instead of making it a two person challenge with multiple videos and instruction downloads.  Of course the challenge will be run from my YouTube channel.  So, stay posted.

For now, I want to show you my last outfit, which I made for the Sew-Along.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Project Chronicles: Movie Night PJs & Simplicity 8803- Vintage

Another completed project for the holidays.  This is the series of pajamas I made during the holidays for the myself and the family as part of my YouTube Series called - "Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit".  In this live video series, I spend time sewing my projects while live-streaming on my channel.  The PJ series, included this white set, I'm wearing, along with the grandchildren's sets.
The grandkids set was made using the Movie Night pj pattern from Sew A Little Seam.
another Simplicity 8803 Pajama Set
Video Links:
Pajama Pants & Shirt- Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit
This video details the changes I made to the top and how I sewed the piped trim around the edge of the front.  

I sewed one pj in this video to demo the sewing of the leg openings along with the use of the trim for the cuffs and neckline.  








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