Hey! Hey! Happy Wednesday! Whooo Weee!!! This post was supposed to drop about 4 hours ago, but something went terribly wrong. Do you remember the blazer I made recently with this gorgeous print? Since there was so much left over, I had planned to make a dress with it. However, I thought I would get more wear from the cropped pants. I’m SO GLAD I went with the pants because I LOVE them so much.
I’m currently working on YouTube Sew-Alongs for these pants and the t-shirt. My plan is to drop the video for the pants on Friday, then follow up with the t-shirt next week. That’s is everything works out. I’m rusty from not recording for so long. Hahahahaa! So be patient with me, okay? But it’s coming!
CROPPED PANTS – NEW LOOK 6459
I purchased New Look 6459 such a long time ago. I’ve pulled it out to sew, more than once, but kept changing my mind. This time, I knew the fabric would make them even more fabulous. Fabric choice will completely give life to or ruin a project. I’m pretty sure we’ve all had at least one instance when bad fabric choice has killed a great design.
Linen is hot right now and these pants would be perfect in a lightweight linen. I almost pulled some linen from my collection for the sew-along, but I had to refrain myself because I purchased the linen for another project that I absolutely HAVE to make.
For the sew-along, I decided to use a cotton blend. I’m so excited that I’m gonna have two pairs of these cute pants.
T-shirt w/Ruched Sides – Burda 6910
I’m a total fan of cute t-shirts, and this Burda 6910 has been on my radar for quite a while. The ruching detail is what drew my attention to this pattern. Dressed up or down, it’s a true winner. I used a lightweight knit from my fabric collection that I picked up from JoAnn’s a couple of years ago. The color is so yummy, and I wish I had purchased more to make a dress.
The suggested application for the ruching uses elastic, which is new to me. I’ve always executed this technique by gathering the fabric. I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out and almost went with my usual method. Then I thought to just give it a try. It resulted in loosely ruched sides, giving the finished look kind of a draped effect. The ruching I’ve done in the past has been tighter, yielding a more bunched look. I think for this t-shirt the looser, draped effect works well. I created this dress with ruching, and you can see the difference. The ruching is a lot fuller, which is very appropriate for the dress.
The cropped pants and t-shirt patterns are beginner-friendly. Therefore, if you’re a beginner and would like to sew along with me, get your patterns now. As of today (6/19/19), both patterns are still available. Grab your fabric and notions, and keep a watch out for the video to drop. If you’re not subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, go over and subscribe. Make sure you hit the “Notification” bell after you subscribe so that you get notified as soon as the videos go live.
If you’re brand new to sewing, check out my Beginner’s Sewing Course before attempting to follow along. The sew-alongs assume you have basic sewing knowledge.
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