Monday, August 21, 2017

Reversible Elastic Waist Skirt

I was recently chosen as a Sewing Portfolios Ambassador which gave me the opportunity to sew up some Michael Miller Fabrics from the collection, "Catching Dreams".  The collection will hit stores this October.  This round of sewing ambassadors focused on projects using a 1/2 yard or less.

I decided to use 2 of the fabrics to make my 2 year old this super easy reversible elastic waist skirt.  

It was fun to sew such a quick project! You can definitely make this in under an hour.

It turned out a little bigger than I expected, but that's what I get for making this while Cici was asleep!  

I love the teal hues and the gold accents in this arrows print, "Fly Free".  I lined the skirt with the gold stars print, "Starlight".

The waistband is Metallic Woven Elastic from Hobby Lobby and I think it complements the fabric perfectly!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hey June ~ Mountain Pose Pants

Adriana recently came out with these sweet yoga pants, called Mountain Pose Pants.  In case you didn't know, this is a free pattern, provided you join her Facebook group and find the coupon code in the pinned post.  I was really excited to try this pattern because Hey June Patterns are always well-drafted.  They fit me well and they have great instructions.  This is my first pair of yoga pants with a pieced, contoured waistband.

For my size, I went by my hip measurements and cut out a straight XS for the legs, front and back.  I cut out a L at the waist piece top and a M at the bottom edge of the waist piece.  I wish I'd cut out a straight M waistband, the fit is quite big.  If I'm unsure, I'd rather go with the bigger size at my waist because a snug waistband is just not comfortable.  It really doesn't matter, though - because the waistband is pieced, it stays on my waist just fine!

I removed about 4" of length throughout the pattern.  I removed another 2 3/4 inches when I hemmed the pant legs.  They ended up being a tad too short but I don't even mind.

Oh, I totally forgot to mention, how cute is this sewing machine fabric!  This custom sewing machine print from Love Adore, is double brushed polyester (DBP).  The waistband is black athletic DBP from Zenith and Quasar and it has great stretch and recovery!

If you haven't made these pants, they are super easy and fit great! Give them a try!