McCall's 6951 Top
Alteration: Changed the shape of the bottom of the shirt, adding a split hem
Skirt: Self-drafted with elastic waistband
School is less than a week away and I'm trying to finish up a few things! I made one of my girls another outfit, using the same shirt made before here.
My daughter asked for a very full skirt; she had seen one on a t.v. program that she liked. To do this, I cut the fabric 14.5 inches by the WOF (twice--one for front and back). I cut the waistband 3 inches by WOF. I gathered each skirt panel separately and then sewed up the side seams. I folded the waistband (elastic casing) wrong sides together and then sewed right sides together to the skirt. I cut a piece of elastic and placed it in the casing. I hemmed the front panel 1 inch and then tapered the hem to 1/4 inch on the backside.
Worn with leggings from Old Navy.
I am making myself a new pair of pants! I rarely make a muslin, but this time I figured it would be best to invest the added time. This is the Named Jaime Jean pattern. I cut a size 34, which is what I wear in RTW clothing. The only adjustment I made was to take about half inch out of the CB seam. Since the waistband is curved, I didn't make any alteration there. I didn't make the back pockets or do much of the top stitching since it is just a trial run for me. I left off the button too since I don't have one to spare. In making my muslin, I used a cheap zipper too. I really don't like having to remove them once they are in, so I didn't want to use an expensive zipper I would normally use in making jeans. I have read on other blogs where some add width to the lower leg area, but the fit was fine for me there. I'm excited about these pants! I should receive my denim in the mail later this week.
I love the cute little front pockets! Another thing I like is the seam down the front of the pant leg.
The pattern is a PDF and comes together quickly. You do need to trace it because a couple of the pieces are overlapping. It is very well drafted--I can see making several pairs of these jeans!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley