Thursday, August 5, 2010
Cutting Line Designs Easy Ageless Cool Pants Part 2
I've been working on these in dribs and drabs since the last post, and I finished them up a couple of days ago. Who knew being out of work would be so time consuming?
These took a little longer than expected due to tweaking the fit of the crotch. It was crazy long, so I ended up adjusting the casing 3 times. Part of that issue was operator error, but perhaps the sizing in that area is also a bit generous for my taste.
At a result of the waist adjustments, the pants ended up an awkward length. Too short to be a satisfactory ankle length and too long to be considered cropped. So I shortened them by 3" and I'm much happier with them now as they're a definite length.
I whipped together a quick Simplicity 9505 nightgown yesterday, and I'm planning on cutting one more out today or tomorrow. I've been culling my closet and donated all of my sleep T's to charity, so I needed a couple more nightgowns to tide me over. They're basically just little cotton shifts with drawstring straps, really simple, and they almost make themselves. DH didn't say anything until after I'd already commented on how tatty they looked, but he's happy that the sleep T's are gone. He's learning!
I need to post some pictures of garments on me. I hope to put together a photo session soon. I'm still learning the whole tripod/self-timer set up, so bear with me. In addition to Easy Ageless Cool, I think there are two skirts and a dress that you haven't seen except on a hanger or dress form.
I'll be in summer mode for a little longer. It'll be hot for at least another couple of months and I still need more clothes for the season I'm in. Perhaps I'll follow my old Florida trick of sewing warm weather fabrics with cool weather colors so I can transition into fall. I just don't feel like handling heavier fabrics right now.