In January, my husband and I flew back to Utah for a Christmas party. As soon as I heard about the trip I had a vision in my head of an outfit. Unfortunately, only the top made it on the trip. My first attempt at pants was a fail. I recently tried again and I’m very happy with the result.
The top is a wrap top made out of sportswear fabric from Joann’s. It’s one of many wrap tops I’ve made and one of my favorites.
I was also able to take it on my girls trip in February. I get so excited to go on trips these days and see my suitcase fill up with clothes I made.
The top was fun to make and there were no issues with the pattern or instructions. I added an inch of length to the sleeves, which is my standard practice.
I used the same pattern for these pants as I used for my overalls.
I love love love the fit of these and really wanted to make the pants again. Finally, I learned a lesson I think my experiences were trying to teach me but I’m a bit thick at times and I was missing it. Fabric can make or break a make. I used sportswear for the red pants and it’s my only complaint with this make. I wish they were in stretch denim. I’ve decided, while I love using sportswear for tops, skirts and sometimes even dresses, pants are not a good fit for this fabric. The fabric is more honest than denim and on thighs prone to cellulite, I prefer forgiving fabrics that don’t show every dimple and curve.
Overall, I’m happy with them and look forward to making both of these patterns again.