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A Few Shades of Grey!

I needed a win. For the past few weeks, I have been drafting a pant block, measuring, drawing lines and angles, erasing, redrawing, and FITTING. I have made 3 muslins of pants, and am almost there. Luckily, my friends from the pattern drafting class we attended this summer are coming for a reunion. We hope to fit our bodices, skirts and pants, depending on how much we got done this month.

So, I wanted to make something that where fit was less of an issue, and that I could sew up relatively quickly and wear. I found some beautiful terry cloth looped fleece in a soft grey. Grey is drawing me in this month. I have bought 3 lengths of fabric of varying shades of grey--not 50, but . . . let's not go there. Haven't read the book, so will not refer to it again!

The weather is starting to get a little cooler, so this is comfortable and warm, without being too heavy.


 I used Simplicity 2482 and made size Medium without any adjustments. That being said, it is very loose fitting. I might try the small size next time, and use a 28 or 26 inch zipper, as I had to add a false hem to get the separating zipper in, even with trimming the plastic endings. I also added a little faux leather trim, cut on the bias around the pocket openings. My hero and teacher in this area is Diana at Sew Passionista! Check out her beautiful sewing.



So, what are you sewing? Do you have some patterns that allow you an 'easy' sew, once in a while? Even with this, I learned that I should have placed the pocket just a little over, so the zipper would not have too much bulk. I thought it was right, as I used tailor's tacks to place the pocket. I also hand picked the zipper in, which was new to me. Room for improvement, but I was afraid of sewing over it and not getting the seams to match. This is really horrible fabric to pick out stitching. Overall, it is just fine, with a note of changes for the next one.