Silhouette Patterns #3400: Three Piece Yoga Pant

My new yoga pants are comfortable, but I will definitely be working on the fit for future makes.

The only additional notion you will need to sew up this pattern is 2 inch elastic.

The elastic is used in the waistband.

For a more detailed review, click on this video:

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Happy Sewing!

Silhouette Patterns #196: 4-Way Cardy

For such a simple sew, this was a complicated journey!

My original plan was to use this really pretty dimensional cotton knit:

My First Obstacle: The knit is only 30″ wide. Ugh!!!

I had two yards of this knit, but because it was so narrow, there was not enough to cut the long sleeves. So, I improvised and cut them shorter. I had to get creative because after cutting the bodice pieces, this is all that was left for the sleeves:

After stitching the cardy together, I was sooo excited to put it on and admire the result of my efforts – what a disappointment!!! (See video link below)

So I shifted gears, searched my stash, and pulled out a polyester knit with lots of beautiful drape. The green was not my first choice for my new cardy, but it is still a lovely garment. Here is a look at the back of it. It shows off the drape:

The cardy has french darts for shaping.

I like to use Hug Snug to stabilize the shoulder seams in my knit garments:

Here is a video review of my experience with this pattern:

Simplicity 8376 and Silhouette Patterns Armhole Templates

Simplicity 8376 has become my go-to casual t-shirt pattern. This one can be cut and sewn in under an hour. I use my serger (overlocker) for all of the construction.

Coverstitched topstitching around the neckline holds the seam allowance down.
Narrow coverstitched hems on the sleeves and bottom edge.

For my hanging out at home, running a few errands, spending the afternoon in my sewing room days – this is the shirt for me. Just one thing about the shirt has always kind of nagged at me – the fit of the armhole, particularly in the underarm area. I purchased the armhole templates from Silhouette Patterns and used them to change the armhole on my Simplicity pattern.

My thoughts and a before and after comparison are in my video:

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Until next time, sew on!