Camo Print Simplicity 2054

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It’s been a long while since I have been able to sit down at my machine and boy have I missed it.  I’m still really busy but I really wanted to make a new dress to wear for my birthday weekend so I tried to find something simple that I could make pop with my camo print ponte knit fabric.  This is actually my second cut of this fabric which seems totally justified since camo is apparently my new favorite print so any time I see camo ponte, I snatch up a yard or 6.

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Pattern Review

Pattern Description:  Misses’ knit dresses and cowl – collar sewing pattern,

Pattern Sizing: 6-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did!

Were the instructions easy to follow?  The instructions are super easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  No dislikes about the pattern.

Fabric Used:  Ponte Knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I’m 5’4″ and the dress comes just at or slightly above the knee. I like my dresses to hit slightly below the knee so I added two inches to the hem. I didn’t do it this time, but next time I will shorten the top portion of the sleeve as this dress has confirmed what I have previously suspected and that is that my arms are short so the opening in the sleeve hits about 1″-1.5″ lower than intended.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I will definitely be sewing this dress again probably in a sweatshirt fleece for a causal run around town dress.

Conclusion:  A cute simple dress with a pop of design style from one of my favorite designers.

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The Hudson Pant

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These pants have literally been months in the making.  I first set out looking for a good jogger pattern last Fall.  I’d been travelling a lot and wanted to find a way to stay warm (it’s always FREEZING on the plane) and still be stylish.  I’d tried a few commercial patterns but nothing was quiiiiite right.  Then I happened upon the The Hudson Pant pattern on the True Bias website.  I do love to support independent pattern companies when I can and I have a lot of Indie patterns to prove it, but sewing them up is another story.  I hesitated for a few weeks about this pattern because I am so not into the PDF pattern.  After my unsuccessful search for something comparable  I bought the pattern and ordered a bunch of sweat shirt fleece and then it just sat but I just couldn’t get them off my mind.  After searching InstaGram for images of the pants made up, I saw so many neat versions of the pants I had to go ahead and break down and print and piece the pattern together.  I was able to finish these pants in one day save for the waistband elastic only because I didn’t have the right size.  I love, love, love them and will be making many more.

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Here’s the review:

Pattern Description: The Hudson pant is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg. View A is a full length pant and View B is midcalf.

Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized for sizes 0-18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely!

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very well written

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern is extremely well drafted and very simple to make.

Fabric Used: I used a sweat shirt fleece for this pair but it can be made in a variety of fabrics

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations necessary I was able to sew it straight from the pattern which is rare.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? These pants are so versatile I will make them many times.

Conclusion: This pattern is easy, stylish and great for beginners.

OOTD – Camo and Khaki

If you haven’t already guessed, I am currently having a love affair with camo. These pants are no different. I decided to wear these today in honor of Veterans Day. I grabbed these casual knit pants, a V-neck tee, khaki blazer and statement necklace to round out the outfit. Believe it or not I found these pants at Wal-Mart and thought they were so cute I had to buy them. I liked them so much I will go buy more.

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OOTD – Camo and Denim

I was off today and wanted to stay home and sew.  Perfect right?  But hubby wanted to take me to lunch so. . . . change of plans.  The weather was actually pretty nice when we went out even though it rained earlier so I decided to wear something that would keep me warm enough but not require a coat.  I don’t like the extra layers if I don’t absolutely need them but the truth is if I don’t have the exact jacket that I want at the moment, I will often choose to just skip one, shameful I know, but true.

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I decided on this casual look of camo mock turtle neck, jeans and riding boots and it was perfect.  I love how something so casual and simple can look pulled together.

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