The minute I put these on, I knew it was love at first wear. Here are my reasons to make this pattern:
1. It’s a super easy pattern to make. Because it’s so easy, that also means it’s quick. Sometimes you don’t have time for lots of detailed sewing. You just want to get a project done.
2. They are stylish and comfortable. I used a rayon challis for this. You want to use a light to medium weight fabric for this so that they will “flow” in the breeze (think palazzo pants without the fullness).
3. Options. This pattern includes pants, capris, shorts, long skirt and knee-length skirt.
4. They have pockets! If you are like me, that’s a detail you’ll appreciate.
5. The straight styling would flatter almost any figure.
That;s all for now. I’m off to find some material in my stash to make the shorts from this pattern!
*The top is from an old Kwik Sew pattern 2948. Here’s the post if you want to check it out.
I made three tops (much needed) over the past couple of weeks. Two were from Kwik Sew 2948 and one was from McCall’s 6613 (I’ll get to this one in the next post).
The Kwik Sew was used to make two sleeveless turtlenecks, which are GREAT for layering. When I was younger, I used to wonder what was the point of having a sleeveless turtleneck. After all, weren’t turtlenecks made to keep you warm? Well, now in my 50’s, I totally get it. You can stay warm, but not overheat. You can also stay cool, but not cold if used as a layer.
The red is a ponte knit, which was not the best choice for this. It really doesn’t have enough stretch.
The blue is a cotton interlock which was perfect for this. It’s got the right amount of stretch and great recovery.
This top is super easy (only three pieces) and can be made from very little fabric in about 30 minutes or less.
I’ve had this pattern for years, but it took the blizzard for me to pull it out again and finally make it. I’m only sorry I didn’t do it sooner! But it’s not too late for me to make more… And since the pattern is for a set with matching cardigan in two different styles, it’s very versatile. The only change I would make for the top is to add just a few more inches in length. I think it might tuck in better or not ride up if it was a wee bit longer.
Also, I finally made a Facebook page for the blog. I’m still working on it, but it’s where you can find my blog posts, craft projects and any other fashion/sewing info I find interesting that I don’t blog about. Here’s the link it you want to check it out: click here.
I didn’t want this post to be too long, so I’ll post about the shirt I made (M6613) in the next post.
Until next time…