Monday, March 2, 2015

Pattern Progress

Cute shorts underway.

I have two patterns well under way. The dress has stalled a bit because I need to buy some steam punk embellishments from Spotlight next week when we go to the big smoke.

The dress is 1410 Snugfit Irene Flared Skirt Dress. This design will add several new sleeve styles to the Snugfit range as well as the half circle skirt and a new bodice neckline.

I have made View 1. It has big puffy sleeves and a half circle skirt with a seam down the front. The hemline is the vintage length. I haven't taken photos on the doll yet.

I have also made View 2. This one has smaller puffy sleeves and the half circle skirt is cut on the fold in the front. I also made it with the cute length hemline. I dressed Jessica in her new pink sneakers and lacy socks for the photo shoot.

The next view is my steam punk version with a double skirt and the top one ruched in the front. It will have a sleeve with pleats on the sleeve head. There is also a view 4. Look out for 1410 Snugfit Irene soon.

The other pattern I am working on is 1412 Snugfit Martha Flat Front Pull-ons

I have put together views 1 and 2. View one is shorts and has a 1/4" hem. The instructions include putting the contrast border on the legs and making the faux pockets.

View 2 has cuffs as part of the pattern. Another view will have cuffs that you sew on so they can be in contrast fabric.

I have lots of options with this pattern too. I will be including short shorts, knee shorts, crop pants and long trousers.

Notice how neat the crotch is on these shorts. My method is to sew the crotch seam last. It is easy and looks better than sewing across the inseams last. The pink shorts are just a fraction longer but use the same pattern. The blue ones have the crotch seam sewn last and the pink ones have the inseams sewn last.

I am hoping to get both these patterns out before the end of March. I have a week away visiting family soon and that is basically a no internet zone. I do take my journal so I can work on ideas. I sometime feel like my head looks like it has a flip top and things are spilling out it is so full of ideas. What a shame I have to sleep.

So, look out for new patterns soon. Visit my Craftsy shop and follow me there. You will get notified when I publish new patterns. If you don't want to sign up for Craftsy I am also on Etsy.

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Happy Sewing,