Wardrobe By Me Patterns

Sew Happy with my New Hoodie

Brrrrr! The weather is still cold and I need to keep myself comfy and warm. So, whatelse will I sew but a new hoodie called, Hope Hooded Sweatshirt  from WBM. I am a big fan of this company. The designer , herself, is really good in drafting the patterns she is offering for all of us.  Yes, I know, there are many good and hardworking designers like her, just to clear that up.  I salute them for doing great job for us and saving us from all the headaches measuring and doing all the Math. Who will put themselves into chaotic steps of drafting a pattern from scratch? Obviously, that’s not me. I can draft my own sewing pattern but, comm’n! I want to live long and sleep peacefully every night. Hahaha! Let’s leave it to the professsionals, sewing is more fun than pattern making, isn’t it?

As I’ve said earlier, I am a big fan of this sewing pattern business. I matched my hoodie to her fellow WBM pattern —- Urban joggers.

Without further ado, let’s move on to the hoodie I am talking about. Here are the important things you need to know about my new Hoodie.

 

Sewing Pattern Name: Hope Hooded Sweatshirt

Style Illustration:

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Sizing Chart:

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Materials Required:                                                                                                                            Medium weight French Terry, Isoli, sweat shirt fabric                                                                  Rib fabric or other jersey with lycra or elastane for the cuff and hem band

Featuring:                                                                                                                                                Dropped shoulder                                                                                                                            Cool cozy Hood                                                                                                                      Kangaroo pocket                                                                                                                                    Rib cuff and hem band                                                                                                                          Optional rib neckline                                                                                                                    Optional sleeveless version

My Finished Projects:

Here are my perfect and match made in heaven outfit from WBM patterns.

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That’s all, folks.. Enjoy sewing!!

 

Please check out the January blog tour participants. Here they are:

 

 

Monday, January 1st: Introduction- Sewing by Ti *** You are here. 😀

 

 

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3rd FABulous Home Sewn

 

 

4th Kathys Kwilts and More

 

 

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8th Lilla Gumma

 

 

9th Threadistry

 

 

10th Very Blissful

 

 

11th Margarita on the Ross

 

 

12th Stitched by Jennie

 

 

13th Mermaid Mama Designs

 

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15th Sewing With Sarah

 

 

16th http://mysewingroots.com/2018/01/16/New-Sews-for-the-New-Year“>My Sewing Roots

 

 

17th Back 40 Life

 

 

18th Sewing With D

 

 

19th Ma Moose

 

 

20th My Heart Will Sew On

 

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Sunday January 21st: Flaxfield Sewing

 

 

22nd Tales from a Southern Mom

 

 

23rd Auschick Sews

 

 

24th Sew Sew Ilse

 

 

25th Seams Sew Lo

 

 

26th Kate Will Knit

 

 

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Waterloo Bouquet on Stretch Denim

Waterloo Bouquet on Stretch Denim is another fabric worth buying for. It is a lightweight fabric which is perfect for creating the latest trending looks in jeans, jackets, skirts, and children’s apparel.  It is two way stretch with 25% stretch from selvage to selvage. This denim has 96%cotton 4%spandex .

I always wash my fabric before working on them. But keep in mind that washing your fabric with raw edge may result to massive fraying. There are some people who secure the raw edges of the fabric before washing to avoid fraying. It’s either securing the raw edge using a fabric glue or zigzag stitch them. I didn’t sew or glue the raw edges of my fabric but it didn’t fray that much.  Here are the settings of my washing machine and dryer.

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WASHING:
Setting: speed wash
Wash rinse: cold
Spin speed: medium
Soil level: light
Drying: Delicate cycle then traditional air drying

This is how much it frayed. Not that bad.

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SHRINKAGE:
Before: 36 1/8″ × 56.5″
After: 33 7/8″ x 55 7/8″
BLEEDING:

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TEST RESULT: There’s noticeable bleeding in water but the print is not affected at all.
The shrinkage in the grainline is 2 1/4″ and shrinkage from selvage to selvage is 5/8″

MY PROJECT:

I used  Haute skinny pants sewing pattern and added a little detail on pocket  for this fabric. Look how lovely my pants are!

 

 

 

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Remember, don’t wait too long to grab some of this printed denim.. You won’t like to miss this colorful fabric.

 

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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!

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Hera Top by WBM

Hera Top is a pdf sewing pattern by Wardrobe by Me .   It is a sweet feminine (originally) peplum summer top designed with flutter sleeves and an easy elasticated waistline. The neckline is finished with facing and the lower part of the armscye is finished with binding.

Good news!  Hera is releasing as a free pattern.  To get this pattern 100% free, you have to sign up for the newsletter.

Sewing Pattern Name: Hera Top

Style Illustration: FB_IMG_1495642372398

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Materials Required:

  • Fabric (Recommended:  light weight woven fabric ,  light weight woven fabric in a fiber such as cotton, viscose, silk, polyester or a blend.
    The best result is achieved with a nice soft drapey fabric.
    Jersey can be used, but be sure to size down for a nice fit.
  • Narrow elastic 3/8” | 5 mm
  •  Sewing thread
  •  light weight interfacing

My Finished Project:

Match it with Jeggings, skinny pants or leggings.

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or match it with pencil skirt

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I also hacked this  pattern.  I skipped the ruffle/skirt and added strings  like this.IMG_5062.JPG

Here are the ways how I wear it.

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You can wear it as a bolero, too.

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And if you hate to show those strings, no problem.. Here is the solution , tie them at the back.

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There you go, lovely sewing people. Feel free to share or ask questions about your Hera project in WBM group.  That’s where you can grab the add on sleeve for this hack..

Happy sewing!

 

 

 

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Haute Skinny Pants Using Cream Roses on Stretch Denim

I’m very excited to work on my floral denim fabric from The Fab Clique Shoppe.  This is my third fabric from the shop and all I can say about them is “wow”,  with my eyes popping!

     Cream Roses on Stretch Denim (13oz)  with 2 way stretch,  25% stretch from selvage to selvage, is perfect for creating the latest trending looks in jeans, jackets, skirts, and children’s apparel.  It has 96%cotton 4%spandex content.  Sold by the yard for only $7.50.

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      So, I decided to make a pair of Haute Skinny Pants  from WBM with hacked pockets using this amazing fabric.  Some details you must know about  this pattern :

Model size 5’6″ 172 cm

The Haute skinny pants are a super fitted high waisted pant with a facing and an invisible zipper in the left side. The pants are super flattering and comfortable, and fits tightly from hip to knee.

Fabric choice:
Choose medium weight woven such as a cotton twill or denim. The fabric must include and ideal stretch of 3-6% lycra. Alternatively use a firm knit like a double knit. If choosing a knit, you may have to adjust the pattern for fit or choose a size smaller than your normal size.
These pants look amazing on all sizes. The high waistline has a slimming effect on almost any body Type.

When choosing your size, measure your waist and hip. Find the size in the body measurement chart that fits your measurements.The pattern is designed with negative ease. The garment measurements are 1″ // 2.5cm smaller than the body measurements.

All the instructions on WBM pattern are the same except the pocket.  Let go ahead and talk about the hacked pockets.   It is very easy to make a pocket with bow. Here are the pictures to achieve the look and I’m sure you can follow these steps just looking at the images below.  They are easily understood and  don’t need a lot of explanations.

The  right side and wrong side of the bows I’m making. ( That strip is to be cut into two for the center of the bows.)

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Pin those pockets on back of pants or baste them ( I did both lol)

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Start hand stitching the excess fabric of the bow with the pocket.  It should be easy to access underneath the bow of the pocket.

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Here is my Haute Skinny Pants project.

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I hope this post helped you..

Happy sewing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yorkshire Roses on Black Double Brush Poly

     I’ve never encountered a floral fabric that I didn’t like in my life.  Just like this charming fabric from The Fab Clique Shoppe.

This ultra soft Yorkshire Roses 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.  Here are the other details about this baby.

Fiber Content: 96 % polyester 4 % spandex.

Weight: 180 gsm

It is sold by the yard and you can buy it for $7.00

Can you tell how soft the fabric is by looking at these  pictures?  Well, I’m telling you, it is very soft.

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This is the project I made using this lovely fabric. Such a cute summer breeze top which is perfect for jeans or  urban joggers.

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Oh! How exciting is it to wear a “seamstress” bracelet!! Yep, you can also have it for free when you purchase some fabric at The Fab Clique Shoppe.

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What project will you make using this ultra soft floral knit fabric?

Don’t be secretive, share it on facebook and let us see your creativeness in  The Fab Clique Group.

Don’t wait too long and grab this fabric before the shop runs out of this cutie pie..  Happy sewing !

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Urban Joggers by Wardrobe By Me

Joggers are my favorite to wear during spring, summer and/or fall . Urban joggers released by  Wardrobe By Me are super comfortable, flattering and cool pair of classic sweat pants or shorts. For me, these are versatile garment; Whether you are on your lazy day, fashionable day or sporty/athletic mood day .  These joggers are functional and modern style of clothing perfect for outdoor activities and suitable for teens, young adult and adult.

Urban joggers are slim with slanted pockets. How exciting is that? There’s also contrast detail option at the side seam. The pants can be sewn with or without cuff.

Sewing Pattern Name:  Urban Joggers

Style Illustration:

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Materials Required:

-Fabric

Recommended fabric:  Medium weight French terry , Isoli or sweat shirt fabric (280-          320 gms). The backside may be brushed or un-brushed as you prefer. The fabric                  composition should  include lycra or elastane.

-Firm 1×1 cotton rib for the cuff at the hem (should have lycra or elastane in the composition)

-Elastic for the waistband (2” / 5cm).

-For the optional trim at the side seam, use a cotton herringbone or other trim band in the width of 1½” 4cm.

-Ball point jersey needle

My Finished Projects:

Here are my Urban Joggers. The blue ones have a little tweak; drawstring at waist..

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Pictures of Urban Joggers paired  with hacked Summer Breeze tunic (floral top).

The floral fabric, by the way , is from The Fab Clique.

 

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And , how will I forget funky joggers? Never!

Here they are .

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I am honestly inlove with these joggers.. I swear I’ll make more of them ..

When you make a pair or more, don’t hesitate to share it on WBM group.

Happy sewing, lovely people .