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Powell Floral on Double Brushed Poly

Powell Floral DBP is an ultra soft floral knit fabric is brushed on both sides and feels very soft against the skin. It has 4-way stretch for comfort and ease. Perfect for gathered knit dresses, skirts, stylish tops, t-shirts, and even lightweight active wear such as leggings and yoga pants.  It has 96 % polyester 4 % spandex fiber content with the weight of 180 gsm.

DBP fabric from The Fab Clique Shoppe always make me smile.  I never encountered such fabric from the shop that I don’t like. I swear, they are comfy on skin and you wouldn’t want to take them off your hands once you touch and feel how soft they are.

This fabric will make a perfect combo with Solid Dark Raisin DBP / Solid Mauve DBP / Solid Olive DBP / Black and White Thin Stripes DBP .

For this fabric, I used Ella cami from DS. This pattern was designed for woven fabric, so I went ahead downsized my pattern. It is always fun to play with patterns; My Ella cami has tiny pocket and I did a little color blocking to add a little drama on my top.

I also used WBM pattern, Urban Joggers.  One of my favorite patterns !  Yes, I am a joggers person and this pattern made my eyes pop! I told myself that I need this pattern in my life, so here I am enjoying and I don’t get tired of sewing short, capri or long version of these pants..

Take a look at my project using the wonderful products from Designer Stitch, Wardrobe By Me and The Fab Clique Shoppe.

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Whichever your style is, don’t forget to share and as always, enjoy sewing!

Designer Stitch Patterns · Pattern Reinterpretation · The Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe

Relaxed Wide Leg Short Pants Using Solid Blue Stretch Denim

I really love Alyse Wide Leg Pant pattern made by Designer Stitch. I made several versions and here is the latest version I came up with.
For this relaxed version, I used blue stretch denim from The Fabclique Fabric Shoppe.  It is perfect for creating the latest trending looks in jeans, jackets, skirts, and children’s apparel.  It has 2 way stretch/25% stretch from selvage to selvage. Lightweight denim that contains 96%cotton and 4%spandex.

It has very good stretch; I would go ahead and  down one size my body measurement if I want them fitted. But this will be my relaxed ones and no need to down side the pattern.

Without further ado, let’s talk about the tweaks I made for this project.

1. Add 2 inches on front/back leg and pocket pattern pieces . (You can also see how short my leg pattern pieces are.)

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2. Follow the instruction given by DS. ( steps 1-8)
3. Tweak parts: (I used multipurpose zippers for this version. Use invisible zippers         if  you want to.) Install the zippers.

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4. Attach the waist band ( no facing/interfacing).

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5. Fold about 1.5cm like so.

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6. Fold  again and top stitch it. ( I hand stitched the inner side of my waist band.)

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7. Serge each leg. ( I used black thread for you to see it clearly.)

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8. Fold each leg , pin and baste to make sure they stay folded while working on the       side tabs .

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10. Cut 2 strips (1.5cm x 8.25inches) and make side tabs like so. The picture are pretty much self explanatory.

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13. I used hook skirt hook and eye closure for my waist band.IMG_5591.JPG

14.  (I didn’t want those visible stitches on leg folds.) I went ahead  and hand                      stitched those  pinned areas.IMG_5590.JPG

That’s how I made them.

Here is my finished project.

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There might be some odd methods or strange things I did but that’s totally fine to me. Anyway, I’m not a professional seamstress/dressmaker, I’m licensed to commit mistakes.

I hope this post helps. Thanks for visiting and reading my blog.

Enjoy sewing!

 

 

 

Designer Stitch Patterns · Pattern Reinterpretation

Alyse Wide Leg Pant by Designer Stitch

If I have a chance to live another life, I will be a 1960s or 1970s baby.  Those decades had fabulous fashion trends! But, of course that’s not gonna happen; I’m still happy though because many of these 1960s and 1970s fashions are worn today. Capris, bell bottoms, hippie clothes, shocking colors, pop art, etc.  And who will forget the wide leg pants? Not me.

Fortunately, Designer Stitch released this Alyse Wide Leg Pants.  The on-trend styling of the Alyse Wide Pants offer a choice in leg length. A wide leg
width with 3 leg lengths – 5/8ths(long shorts), 7/8ths or full length. These pants are
designed for a stretch woven fabric which will contour around the body
without being too figure hugging.    How exciting is that? Here are the details about this gorgeous sewing pattern.

Sewing Pattern Name: Alyse Wide Leg Pant

Line Drawing:

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Sizing Chart:

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Materials Required:

– Fabric and matching colour thread

Recommended Fabric:  Woven stretch with fibre content of 96% main with
4% spandex. (Choose from Stretch Cotton Sateen and Stretch
Denims with good recovery when stretched.)
18cms (7”) zipper ( or optional 20cms (8”) zipper
if you are curvy and are fuller in the hips.
– Woven interfacing – optional

My Finished Project:

Alyse Wide Leg Pants paired with Eleni and nude blazer.

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or simply pair it with Eleni.

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Another Alyse Wide Leg Short Pants  (I intentionally skipped the pocket) paired with another Eleni(reinterpretation).

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Another short pants with higher rise.

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That’s all folks! When you make your pants, don’t forget to share and show off your creations.  Happy sewing!

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Designer Stitch Patterns · Pattern Testing

Kiera Skirt

     Kiera is an interesting maxi skirt. At first, I only intend to wear it like a classic maxi skirt.
     The Designer Stitch owner, Ann Grose, was happy with my creation but she requested me to install ribbons inside the skirt and wear it with ribbons tied together underneath the skirt.  I agreed and I knew it’s only for pictures but the dramatic look of this skirt with tied ribbons inside it changed my point of view. Wow! It is much better than wearing it like a classic maxi skirt! You will see what I mean.
     Here are the details of this sewing pattern.
Pattern Name: Kiera Skirt
Line Drawing:
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Sizing Chart:
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Materials Required:
-Fabric and matching colour thread.
      Recommended fabric: taffeta and taffeta types, silk and silk types, very lightweight                                                       cottons, and very lightweight linens
– (View A) Shirring Elastic
– (View A) 80cms (34″) x 6mm (¼“) elastic
    (upper back band edge)
– 18 cms invisible zipper
– 5 metres (5 ½ yds) of 6mm (¼”) ribbon for
   internal ties
– (View B) – (alternate yoke). 50 cms(1/2 yd) of
    light weight iron-on interfacing
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     Whichever your preference is, this skirt is totally adorable.