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Well, these pants are great! I only had one minor adjustment to make, which is to take a wedge out of the upper centre back to narrow the waist. I made a size 14, with a stretch ponte that is soft and was on sale at Fabricville. It doesn't seem to pill, which is a problem I have had with some knits in the past. On my next pair, I will take in the legs from the knee down about 1/4 inch on either side--just because I have finally learned that this is the style, and it does look good!


Double Sided Fleece Jacket

I also made Simplicity 1758 View A (upper right) with a double sided fleece that was in the remnant table. The navy side was gorgeous and soft, but the plaid had faults in it with blobs of colour. However, I could work around the blobs and was able to fussy cut out the cuffs and the collar. Perhaps, if I was to make this jacket again, I would use lining as the facings with fleece as it is quite thick, but I do love to be cosy! This jacket went together without a hitch, and the princess seams are very flattering. The pattern had a choice of A, B, C, or D cup.  I added a couple of large snaps at centre chest and bottom hem that allow me to wear the jacket with the mock turtle collar, or have open with a scarf.
The blouse was made a couple of years ago. It is actually made from tablecloth fabric--eat, dribble, wash and dry!


I made the scarves with a generous .2 of fabric. It is a crinkly knit and the width (54 inches) allows for it to be rolled twice.

I love a good sewing week!