Welcome to my stop n the Pattern Revolution Sew Yourself Some Love 2016 Blog Tour! As I mentioned last week it’s been all kid sewing all the time the past few months. I have changed sizes recently and things were getting dire. Pattern Revolution putting out a call to sew some things for ourselves was just what I needed to get in gear. I chose to sew the Patterns for Pirates Slim Fit Raglan and WinterWear Designs Womens Aviator Pants!
I was provided a copy of the Slim Fit Raglan for the Tour. Opinions expressed are my own.
I recently won a yard of Stenzo Love Lines in Purple in a giveaway from one of my favorite shops Mabel Madison. I knew immediately I wanted to make a raglan for myself so I tried out the Slim Fit Raglan from Patterns for Pirates. I was right between 1X and 2X for this one. I would normally size up in that case but I have been going down in sizes so went with the straight 1x. I like the fit of this a lot, snug in the bust and a little more ease through the midsection. I think it will still look great if I lose more weight and it ends up a little more loose.
I also made the WinterWear Designs Aviator Pants. I tested these originally and still love them. I made them with the yoga waist out of a lightweight stretch denim. I used the knit cuffed leg option. These are so comfy like wearing pajamas but they are super cute totally legit pants.
This was the first time I did the triangle insert option and I am in love. For the triangle pieces I used the same denim but added a lace overlay. To do the overlay I just cut the same pieces out of lace, put them on top of the denim pieces and basted them on. Once I had the lace on the triangle pieces I just sewed up the pattern as stated.
I love both of my new pieces. They are great transition items into spring and will mix in well with my existing wardrobe.
- Stenzo Love Lines in Purple from Mabel Madison
- Stenzo Solid Black from Mabel Madison
- 11oz Stretch Denim from FabricsUniverse
- White Black Lace Floral from FabricsUniverse
Make sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on the tour for more self sewing inspiration!