I mean why not?
What I wear day-to-day matters to me. I want to be comfortable and I want to be interested in what I have on. I enjoy wearing new clothes and new to me styles. Some times this works out and sometimes it doesn't in as in a "You have to be kidding" evaluation from my eagle-eyed daughter.
Right now I am trying out new pants shapes.
It's a bit of a campaign. I am getting sort of sick of the slim pants and then the long top to hide the gut routine. Maybe I want to dress without feeling there is a part of me I want to hide. Having to think like that gets sort of tiring.
Any of you identify with this?
So when the latest raft of Jalie patterns came out I realized they presented me with some opportunities to try out something I never thought I would wear.
Never want to get to be a rusty dresser.
Also the Fabricville at the bottom of the street now carries Jalies and they also have some nice tencel pant weight and some very silky bamboo.
This was all I needed.
So fooling around I decided to make the Vanessa fluid pants and the Marie-Claude knit top.
Here are the pattern pictures:
I made a few changes to this top in my version. First I lengthened it by 2”, something that was super easy to do as the top pattern pieces are one lower section and two different top sections (one for the front and one for the back) that you lay above the bottom pattern pieces to cut each out. It was easy to just spread the pattern pieces apart at 2” at this point. I am tall and this extra 2” is an almost automatic adjustment for me.
I twin-needled the hem of the top but the sleeves have a band at the bottom - there is a slight little boy p.j top vibe going on here that I like. Little boys are generally very comfortable.
|Not the most flattering picture but this view really gives you an idea of the shape of the leg|
Nothing like instant TNTs!