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Simplicity 1810 - Reworked and Completed

When I first completed these pants they were way to big for me and I stitched them based on the hip measurement. Well, that didn't work me, so of course I had to take them apart. Did I want to? Yes, because that is what needed to be done. Did I do it a timely matter? No. I got distracted. I can hear my mother voice now, "Finish what you have first, before you tackle anything else." Well I did and then I finished 3 dresses, 1 skirt and a pair of culottes, which will be showcased soon.

What I had to do was cut these baby down to my RTW size 14, then adjust the waist and voila, perfect ft. These were made with Simplicity 1810, which is a great pattern for easy wardrobe pieces that can be interchanged and worn year around. These pant have elastic waist and are extremely comfortable. I had the material in my stash so the cost was free! Will I be making up more, yes! Especially to go with a few jackets I want to make for the fall.

Knitting and sewing and loving everything abou…

Re-purposed Skirt

Oh my, I have been missing in action but I have been busy! I gained a "new" midi skirt from a sundress. Yes, your read that right, a new skirt. I brought said sundress from Ross for Less without even trying it on, knowing doggone well I should of but didn't. It was my size and it was cute, can you blame me? Anyhoo, it was one of those "hot messes" when I got home. I didn't think to take a before picture but trust me, hot mess! One of the straps was crossed over the one strap that was short and if I took it loose then the front would of cheeped up. It had a sweetheart neckline with a racerback type straps. So I cut it up and removed the shirring and ended up with this cute skirt. I sewed a one inch casing and added 1/2' elastic and Voila! Sometime the creative just over flows and all your sewing projects just come together. I also finished my better fitting pants and will showcase them soon.

Knitting and sewing and loving everything about it. 

The Creative Crew