Monday, May 25, 2015
So now that its sewn up, I really like how it came out. It still needs some tweeking. As far as tweeking I'd make the waist hem a little longer with slits at each side and the collar about a half an inch less tall. The collar is about 1 1/2 inches tall and has a bit of a wave to it so top stitching may help that but I thought it would be easier to make it shorter than bigger at the time. Basically I'm happy with the pattern itself. It fits well and this basic pattern can be used as a base pattern for other garments. My goal is to use this as the base and then make other garments from it as I progress along on my sewing journey. This basic pattern was made using the book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes pattern making simplified by Cal Patch and by following her pattern making class on www.creativebug.com . The book is geared towards women but you can make a simple basic pattern and then man it up for the fellas or yourself. Cal Patch also has a class for sewing your own leggings. Not that I want leggings. But I've since been trying to get back into my yoga/fitness routine and thought I could make some of my own yoga clothes. The legging pattern could be addapted to making the yoga pants I've seen people wearing in class. Hence this big bundle of sturdy knit fabric I found at the thrift will be the basis for experimenting with yoga wear.