Velvet and Ruffles

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I recently made another pair of these “joggers” using Simplicity 8268. I have reviewed this pattern before and it’s one I absolutely love. This pattern is for knit fabric, so for these I used a stretch velvet.

Simplicity 8268

Velvet is very much on-trend these days, so what better way to incorporate that trend into my own sewing than to make something comfy that I can wear every day?

Simplicity 8268

The ruffles part of this post are featured in this MimiG/SewSewDef  “Georgia” turtleneck. This top is so cute and easy to make. I used a cotton interlock I already had in my fabric stash for this.

#1014 Georgia turtleneck


#1014 Georgia turtleneck


This can be made in a couple of hours. I really like the length of the sleeves and the bottom hem. It seems that it’s only in sewing that you can get the length you want in a shirt so you don’t have to worry about being over exposed when you bend over! The Georgia turtleneck is a PDF pattern so you can get instant gratification. I’m thinking this would also be great in stretch velvet…



#Workoutgear Challenge Outfits

For the month of February,  I’ve been working on pieces for a work out gear challenge that’s been started by the #sewmuchtalentFBgroup (any of you PeriCrafters are familiar with this). Making my own work out clothes has been on my radar for a while and I think this was the push I needed to get it done! I had made some things last year (click here) that I still wear, but I wanted more. And I had plenty of patterns to choose from.

So, I used B6295 to make these leggings.

The top, which I altered to have a hi-lo hem, is the Style Arc “Alannah” T-shirt.

For spring/summer, I made the New Look 6285 (S0547) top (it has two sets of pattern numbers) and I altered Simplicity 8268 joggers to make the shorts.

For anyone interested in the leggings, the pattern is great and easy, but I think it does run a bit large. Next time I’ll take out some of the “extra” in the pattern. I actually cut these down after putting them together. But, the side pockets are great!

I don’t think I’ve reviewed any of these patterns yet, so I’ll have to get on it soon!

Joggers (for lounging)

Happy new year! Hard to believe it’s 2017 but here we are. I hope to make the best of it and I hope the same for you as well.

II made these Simplicity 8268 joggers as my first (two) completions of the year. I wanted something casual and comfortable to wear. I spend most of my days dressed casually (I’m sewing at home and away professionally now), but I didn’t necessarily want more sweatpants. 

Simplicity Pattern 8268 Child's, Teen's and Adult's Slim Fit Knit Jogger

Honestly, this isn’t something that I would have even chosen, but it was on sale so, why not. As it turns out, I’m really glad I bought it.

While the all black is hard to see, it’s made of a ponte knit with black rib knit waist and leg cuffs. The purple is a polyester athletic fabric with the same black rib knit waist and leg cuffs. 

This features deep pockets which I love. You could add a gusseted side pocket with a snap closure to the leg if you wanted as well.  

This could even be made from a sparkly knit fabric for some variety and a different look! Now I’m looking in my stash (of patterns and fabric) for a top, probably long in the back, to coordinate with these.

That’s all for now. 

Until next time…