Thursday, December 2, 2010
More Wardrobe Builders with M5818
I knew it wouldn't be long before the cold wintery weather claimed the Chicagoland area. Yes, winter is here to stay. Sadly, I don't think we will have any more 50, 60 degree days until next spring. So in preparation for the bone chilling temperatures, I'm sewing wool pants and skirts to help fight back the cold winds. These are my number staple bottoms for work. Last week, I finished two pairs of pants using ole faithful M5818.
The fabric is a wool blend suiting from JoAnn's. It really nice and easy to sew. Here I've paired the pants with a fuchsia turtleneck (RTW) and with a Simplicity t-shirt and jacket. Pati Palmer's pattern includes a one inch seam allowance. For the top of the waistband I only sew 1/2 inch allowance resulting in a wider waistband which I like a lot. Also I modified the end of the waistband for a slightly different look.
More views of pants made using this pattern here on Flickr.
More later on wardrobe builders (pencil skirts).
Parting Shot - November 28th, My cousin Thomas married his childhood sweetheart Linda Kay.