I’ve been having so much fun with the 4.75 yards of jersey I picked up from Fabric Mart’s pre-cut sales!
This outfit is a combo from two patterns. The top, Vogue 9275,
And the pants, McCalls 7634,
Will I wear them together? Probably not, but I put them together here to talk about them.
Breaking it down, I just love this top! It has a really pretty and unassuming cowl neck:
And beautiful details. This is the underarm, where the extended ‘sleeve’ meets with the side seam:
The curved hem is lovely.
A few notes:
- I sewed the size XS! and love the fit. It’s very over-sized.
- I stabilized the shoulders for about 5″ with knit fusible interfacing.
- And serged the hem and turned it up 5/8″, instead of doing a narrow hem. Then I used Steam-a-Seam in the hem to facilitate the topstitching.
This will definitely be repeated. It’s a perfect top for PJs, under a cardigan, or over leggings. Just easy to wear and so distinctive.
On to the pants. I bought this pattern from McCalls because I like the hood on the top. But the pants are great – slim and rather fun to wear.
It can be difficult to find elastic waist pants that don’t have a ton of gathers going into the waistband. These really succeed because the band is not elastic in a casing – it’s self-fabric, basically an extension of the pants.
I sewed a straight size 12, no changes. Future adjustments: I think I’ll add about 1.5″ to the rise, front and back. And tighten the waistband so they don’t want to slip down. Actually, I think fabric choice will really impact how they fit at the waist. This jersey is very stretchy, coming and going.
I’m not done yet with these patterns. Fall sewing – I’m going to use the jacket from the Vogue pattern, and the hood from the McCalls pattern, and make a long hooded cardigan in French terry knit. And that’s as close as I’ll get to sewing with a plan 🙂