Archive for August, 2016

I haven’t really been one for tank tops, but it’s summer and I saw this new pattern on so many body shapes. I had to try it myself! (Patterns 4 Pirates Essential Tank.)

There were some alterations. I did a pivot-and-slide FBA in the front, and then in the back I graded out significantly below the waist, and did a swayback adjustment. It’s still not perfect, but it’s so much nicer than items available in stores.

Blue linen tank - front

Blue linen tank – front

Blue linen tank - back.

Blue linen tank – back.

The purple/blue one is a linen knit, with centre front and centre back seams due to the very narrow fabric pieces I had. Scraps from Our Social Fabric! The linen didn’t have enough recovery, so I chose to use bands in a grey and black stripe cotton. I love it! There’s a little swing out in the front that could be due to the fabric, and the back could use a little more tweaking, but it’s so comfortable!

I also made an orange as a remake of a tunic length t-shirt I made to wear with leggings. I had to fudge a bit, but I’m a lot more pleased with the fit of the tee now! It’s in the laundry, so no pics today.

In other news, Me Made May was a success on my part! I have a couple knit dresses that are now loungewear, due to the knits not having enough recovery to actually be full-skirted dresses. I made a bunch of pairs of the Patterns for Pirates Peg Legs (altered for a higher rise and narrower waistband) to wear under skirts and dresses, and also made a couple new dresses! The light seems pretty good in my dark apartment today, so the goal is to get a bunch of things photographed, and drafts started.


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