May 2017

Fashion Sewing Club
May 2017

Spring Ensemble
Vogue 9246

1. Redrew shoulder line to reflect curve of blouse of same pattern.
2. Used 3/8” seam line at neck edge. Stabilized neck edge.
3. Pattern has a nice princess seam in front that gives some shape.
4. Made a size Small-sleeves needed lengthening and narrowed also.
5. Length is to pattern-good for full pants.
6. Must be a better way to do the yokes.

Vogue 9246
Rayon challis

1. Added four inches in the form of a back pleat to mimic jacket.
2. Neck edge treatment should have been turned under but I liked the extra pop of color.
3. Horizontal seam would show better in a solid.
4. Most likely needs to come up under arms but with the grain off on challis-who knows!

Wide Leg Cropped Pants
Burda 6906

1. Omitted zip and added elastic at waist.
2. Way too much fussing with yoke-next time I’d leave more open seams and just double yoke.
3. Made crotch longer by making inseam narrower.

McCalls 6173/KwikSew 4044

1. Find a crotch curve that works and use it-
2. Short pair is a knit with cotton-long pair is rayon knit.

Closet Case Patterns Pants Fitting Guide-great downloadable guide

Debbie’s Garments:
Pink stripe Shirt Dress: Kwik Sew 3555, adapted.
95%stretch cotton, 5% lycra with cotton lawn trim at front placket and neckband.

Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. Add to shirt front and back for desired length.
2. Optional to soften shirt tail hem line.
3. Construct right and left placket as pattern directs
4. For placket trim cut a piece of contrast fabric two inches wide and length of dress.
5. Press placket trim wst lengthwise.
6. Pin cut edge of trim to the rs of left placket. Stitch 1/4 “ seam.
7. Press trim away from placket, wrap and pin trim over seam allowance to inside of placket.
8. Secure trim to shirt by stitching in the ditch or topstitching along the left front placket.
9. Continue shirt as pattern directs, adding contrast where ever you please:)

Double Breasted Jacket: Butterick 6321, View B
Stretch Cotton for jacket, optional The North Face for Lining.

Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. Option to line jacket – First I made the jacket using the lining as my muslin. Then I adapted the “lining to fit the jacket – a little tricky due to the sleeve/facing construction. I also added a one inch pleat to back lining piece. Lining was not bagged.
2. I used a size 16 or jeans needle and Buttonhole Twist for topstitching.
3. Overall I like the jacket but not a real fan of the sleeves. There is a lot of fabric in that area that needed to be adjusted.

Eleonore Pants: Jalie #3461.
Stretch woven. Made for class sample – Great pattern, I added a dart in the center of the waistband to eliminate the gap.

June 2017 Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 at JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, June 10, 10:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 at Treadle