Every once in a while, I want to make something to run around in that is a little bit crazy and outside of my norm.
On a recent YouTube webcast by Peggy Sagers of Silhouette patterns, she showed some leggings using some new fabric she has on her website…neon greenish-yellow with black animal print. Yikes! you might say, but they are really cool. So I made an entire outfit that I plan to wear to an afternoon birthday party with the family at a casual restaurant and arcade. Perfect!
Pattern and Fabric Deets:
Self-made: Poncho/Cape click here for a tutorial. Fabric: Quilted Acrylic/Virgin Wool blended with Nylon bought at FabricMart.com (unfortunately they don’t have it anymore).
StyleArc: Laura Knit Leggings. Fabric: Wild Cotton Jersey with stretch in both directions bought at SilhouettePatterns.com
RTW: New Boots bought at DSW (the most amazing shoe store EVER!!) I swear they pay me to shop there ;).
Now for the pictures….
If you’ve reached the bottom….thanks for taking a gander! I had so much fun planning, sewing and wearing this today. I had many looks and compliments [blush] :). Do you ever sew outside your normal style box? Please do feel free to comment either way….like or not, I so love to read comments.
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Its high time I post a review of these FABULOUS jeans. I have made four pair since I jumped on the Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans bandwagon. Heather Lou offers both print and PDF patterns. These are the absolute best fitting RTW-esque jeans I’ve found. Other patterns I have used are the Jalie 2908, Named Jamie, Silhouette 3300 and Angela Wolf Angel Bootcut AW4200. All were okay, but required too many tweaks. The other jean-like pattern I’ve made up are the Jalie Eleonore pull-on jeans…review of these is to follow.
Pattern Description: With a modern and flattering cut, Ginger Jeans are the daily staple you’ll reach for again and again. View A features a comfortable low rise with narrow stovepipe legs. View B is sexy and high-waist-ed with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay. Engineered to be as flattering as possible, Ginger Jeans feature subtly shaped back pockets to highlight the curve of the bum, slimming side seams and a higher back rise to prevent peekabooty. Designed for stretch denim, Ginger Jeans will hug you in all the right places.
Based on the finished garment measurements, I used a size 12 and made view A in each case. I am not a fan of the high waist-ed look and likely will never make version B. IMO my 5’3″ height is too squatty for a high waist-ed pant. Continue reading →