Paula cut out and sewed up a pair of dusty turquoise blue pants to wear over her shorts. She gets to warm working out in pants, but needed something to get her from the parking lot to the gym, so using this pattern as a "cover up" was just the thing.
Candy made the Capri length pants for her daughter, and the long sleeved t-shirt as well. Both were cut out and the pants completed before the end of the day. She even started sewing her top. The directions call for the neckline to be turned and hemmed....curious I thought and so I had Candy cut a strip 11/4" wide to bind it with instead.
Both of these were purchased at Jo Ann's.
Her one pattern change was to replace the drawstring waistband with a wider elastic one, which was sewn in.
Paula promises us pictures of her finished pants, but she is off to LA, so we will need to be patient. I apologize that I missed getting pictures of Candy's pants....but it does get a bit busy in class, and is not always conducive to picture taking.
George started this shirt this summer, and during class he installed both of his sleeves, learning two different techniques.
1. Setting the sleeve in before sewing the side seams, as I did with my navy t-shirt for the active wear sew along.
2. Sewing the sides seams first and then setting the sleeve.
As a advanced beginner sewer, he found the 2nd technique easier. This shirt pattern has a nicely fitted sleeve with no additional ease at the cap, but the cap height is a little higher then I usually recommend for the 1st technique. He got both sleeves in beautifully, but just felt the 2nd was easier. I believe he is down to his hems now and he will be on to the next project. Hmmm. I wonder what that will be?
This is one of her two fabric choices for this pattern. The pink being used for the contrast midriff and band. Love the batik, but then I always do.
I think that catches us up for this week. Hope you all get to do some more sewing this week, but there is always our next Saturday class on the 26th. See you then.