Whenever someone say “let’s go”, the first thing I think is, “Do I have a new “me made” outfit to wear?” That rush of adrenaline is intoxicating. That’s why sewing for my vacations, gives me such a feeling of satisfaction and direction. But when I don’t get the chance to wear my creations, it really disappoints. This is one of those disappointments.
- Raised the back rise by 1.5 inches,
- Lowered the front by 1.5 inches
- added 4inches total at the sides.
The pants do not have a side seam, but it does have a dart. So, that is where I added the 2 inches on each side of the back which wraps to the front. I drew a line down from the waist to the hem and spread each side by 2inches. I did not increase the front under wrap.
I could have gotten away with just a little more length, but since they are beach casual, I may end of wearing without shoes.
The fabric is a rayon, nylon burnout with a brushed finish. It could get away as a gauze, but there aren’t any crinkles. So, I’m not really sure if it could be called a gauze. But I am sure, it is extremely soft.
For the top, I did my regular 1.5 inch FBA. I rotated the resulting side dart into the gathers under the bust, but I didn’t like the amount of gathering which was created as a result. So, before I gathered under the bust, I added two 1/2 inch darts to take up some of the access fabric. It looks so much smoother to me that way, since I really don’t like gathers at the bust anyway.
On the back of the top, I did a sway back adjustment and instead of gathers, I just pleated the excess.
The pattern also included the shorts in the same style as the pants. I think another day, I will also make those and the knit top. But for now, I will just keep this one hanging in the closet on standby until which time that special occasion rolls around.
More vacation sewing to come…so stay tuned.
On another note, I will be posting my teaching schedule and contact information on a new page in my blog. Sewing is my passion, and my mission is to share with as many people that I come in contact with, if only, to introduce them to a fun and fulfilling hobby.