here. The first version was out of a crepe de chine, the second out of a soft knit and this one is out of 100% white linen. Perfect! Third time's the charm! The magazine describes this top as "asymmetrically-draped" "otherwise loose-cut blouse is a snug fit around the hips." You can see the pleating on the left shoulder in the line drawing below. This cute top takes around 1 yard of fabric.
'How to Sew a Rolled Hem'. Methinks this neckline turned out pretty darn good this time around. No puckers, no wonkiness.... nice and flat. I got the back neckline facing on correctly this time too. She has you put it on in such a way the ends are all tucked in with less bulk. All other seams are serged. Hemmed with a 1 1/4" hem instead of 1" hem per pattern instructions.
Handmade by Carolyn's In-seam Pockets tutorial. I need all the help I can get sometimes! Only other modification I made was to insert a 1 1/2" elastic in a casing instead of making 2 casings for 3/4" elastic then sew them down the middle to create a smaller channeled look per pattern instructions. I'm just not sure about my fit and didn't want to be locked in to sewn-in elastic.
Sooooooo, after I got home with the Ikat Dot Twill fabric and began making the pants, I was overcome by the most horrible feeling that I was making polka dot pajama-looking pants, instead of the classic resort wear I had imagined. During one of the fittings I asked my husband what he thought. Did I look like I was wearing pajamas? No, he assured me..... I looked fine. About that time my daughter walked in and said 'Hey Mom! I love your new pajama pants!' So, please dear readers, be honest with me..... what do you think.... Pajama Pants or Summer Pants. :}
Happy Sewing Everyone!