The Sew Weekly challenge for last week was to redo a pattern. They used patterns from earlier in the year but I haven't done a lot of challenges so I decided to do two that I sort of needed. Forgive the title but every time I think if this challenge I get "Hit Me Baby One More Time" stuck in my head.
My first redo was this cream color shirt. Its made from the Jalie scoop neck top pattern. I added a lot of length to the sleeves and then added lace to the end of the sleeves and the neck line. My husband said it looked like a pirate shirt. He also says that is a compliment so I guess I'll take it. Its out of supper soft rayon lycra and while I don't necessarily love the way it drapes around the girls I think it will get a good bit of wear this winter bc it feels so good on. I still have some work to do on the arms of this pattern but I'll save that for another day. I probably need to work on a tee shirt sloper.
My big accomplishment of the past month or so was getting my courage together to make some jeans. Ready to wear jeans and I don't have a great track record and the Jalie jeans pattern has so many great reviews that I decided that many people couldn't be wrong. These first pictures are of the first pair. I cut the pattern based on my waist measurment. This is not what the directions suggest but since my waist is always the biggest of my measurments I decided to go with my gut (in more ways then one I guess). I'm glad I did this as the muslin fit well as does this pair. The only change I made here was to straighten out the legs.