More capris! A breeze to sew and I’m loving the fit.
These are done in a rayon/linen blend from Fashion Fabrics Club. The fabric is 55% rayon, so it has a really smooth hand and nice drape. I pre-laundered twice, so it is also soft and not very wrinkly. It gets a kind of ‘crushed’ look, but not the deep wrinkles found with linen.
A note: I do not iron my rayon/linen blend pants and capris – this is Florida! Just machine wash and barely dry.
Here’s a pic that shows the line and width of the leg (not the most becoming pose – but there’s always a sacrifice…).
|Cotton knit top, J Jill|
I sewed a size 14 in these, my usual Vogue size. After many pairs (more below), my pattern is a snap to use – it is just the right length, width, etc. – I can even hem the legs before I sew them together! My original adjustments included shortening the rise (just took an inch off the top) and lengthening the pants version. The capri length is perfect as is, no changes. The patch pockets are there, you just can’t see them in the pics.
These have an elastic waist, but are fairly narrow at the waist and through the hips, without having any darts. Makes them really comfy – plus I used 1″ knit elastic, which is very soft to wear. The casing has a 1/4″ top seam, which helps to keep the elastic from rolling. You might try this…just add 1/2″ to the waistline fold allowance!
|Mushroom brown, also rayon/linen blend from FFC|
More pants from Vogue 8584 – I’ve actually made 4 pairs of pants! Two are my cocoa and white polka dot pants and a fun pair in a black and white print .
And I just finished two more in good old black and brown, View B (which I’ll note in future posts). Just a great fit and finish.
p.s. a rare action shot! This is my first blog post using my new camera! It’s a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS! I knew I needed a new camera but had no idea how far the PowerShot had come since I bought my last one, the 110, over 8 years ago. So so happy with my new pal – as in ecstatic, over the moon, really happy 🙂 I should have gotten this ages ago.
Ciao from the photo shoot! Coco