Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Made by a Fabricista: Tomboy Chic


Now that the weather is finally starting to cool, my need to get glammed up is diminishing.  At the same time, I realized I didn't have too many options in my wardrobe for the days I just want to put on some sneakers and still maintain my own personal style.  I mean, my gym clothes are pretty dope, but they are just that, gym clothes.  Somehow, I missed having more than a couple options for my"kick back" days.  

The fabric I used is a heather gray 100% wool chunky sweater knit from Fabric Mart. The fabric is no longer available, but is very similar to this choice (HERE).  The only difference is the fabric in the link is a lighter knit in weight.  

The pattern I used for the sweat pants is oddly Vogue 1411.  I have made these pants in every variation OTHER than what it was designed for.  Both previous pairs I made were with Goat and Lamb skin leather.  I cut my normal size before thoroughly pressing the fabric to loosen the weave.

This time I chose to double the pattern pieces on the middle front piece and create a 1/4 quilted top stitch design for a total of 4 pattern pieces in stead of 2.


To attach the two pieces per leg, I attached the middle front pattern pieces to the upper front pieces right sides together.


Once the pieces were attached, I completed the top stitch design before adding the bottom side pieces.  I then drafted my own tight fitting cuff for the bottom of the pants and added elastic to the waistband


Finally, this jacket!  I have been experimenting with different textures and designs that will change a normal garment into something truly different and unique.  This is one of the outerwear jackets I was working on over the past week.   A great deal of painting and repainting went into it. Because............. it would be too much like right for me to leave a brand new jacket in its original state right? RIGHT!!!  I look forward to showing you the next set of ideas I have been working on.

Overall, I love this look.  The chunky sweater knit on the pants is super warm so I know it will last me from now through the winter.  The fabric does tend to roll a lot, but no more than your typical jersey/ITY knits. The construction involved a great deal of pressing.  



Until next time, happy sewing!

Jenese 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful detail on the pants, the angled stitching lines are wonderful.

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  2. Both pieces are amazing! You are very talented!

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  3. I love it! Very creative! A great look for days when you want to be casual and not wear workout clothing.

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  4. I love everything about this entire look! So much beautiful detail! Definitely something I would wear quite often!

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  5. Wow! Really great work and a fantastic outcome!

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  6. I like the pants; that jacket is AWESOME! I want to see close ups of the details. Great job!

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  7. The pants look cool & comfy but that jacket is so dope!

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