Finally Fall- Watch and See plus Pippas!

Today I have two patterns to share with you and some amazing fabric!!

So here is what we are working with…

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Oh yeah, I match the car!

Let’s switch things up a bit. Today we will start with fabric! Both fabrics are from Stitchin’ Pretties and if you are in their Facebook group you have a 25% off code to save some mula today! If you haven’t joined them yet, here is the link. Use the Code MEMONDAY to save!

First up- the Double Brushed Poly I used on top.  It is called Tiffany and it is a beautiful mix of blacks, blues, grays and white. It is the normal weight and feel of DBP which I was worried about because I had ordered some Tye Dye fabric before that was light weight and wimpy. No worries here. This is the good stuff! The print is called Tiffany and here is the link.

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OK Pants…I had initially requested this fabric, then chickened out and asked for something else, but somehow still go it.  I knew that I wanted to make black dress pants because I needed a pair, but wasn’t sure if Ponte’ would be too structured. I had asked around and got mixed reviews. Turns out Ponte’ worked great for these pants. This is the Ebony Ponte Roma from Stitchin’ Pretties. I loved that the fabric is thick enough to hold everything in place, but has a lovely drape as well. Again, Don’t forget the code and go get some!

Pattern detail time!!!

This top is another great one from Ellie and Mac. The Watch and See released last year before I really got into sewing clothing. I have had the pattern in my stash awhile and knew I needed to make one for fall! I chose the tunic length, but you can make this a dress if you prefer. Perhaps you need one of each! There are also 3 sleeve options to choose from. Mine is the mid length option with a 1 inch bicep adjustment. I cut a straight 4x which is the largest included size. I can’t wait to wear this with some thick tights and boots this fall.

This is my second pair of Rebecca Page Pippas. I already had this pattern cut and ready when I began so it only took me only about 45 minutes to make them. Seriously, what could be better than that!? My biggest concern was if my pants would fit the 2 yard cut of fabric I had. Lucky for me, they did! I locked the dogs outside so I could lay the entire 2 yards of fabric on the floor and then laid my pattern out on top. I roughly marked around my fabric with a line of pins so I knew where to place my pattern when cutting. Looking back I don’t know why I didn’t just put my cutting mat on the floor. Besides I’m old and have a bum knee sometimes, that is. I made the 5x and shorted the length greatly. My inseam is only 27 inches. The structure of this fabric made the waist band a little more snug than I prefer so next time I think I will add an extra inch to the band length. This was not an issue with the DBP  I used last time. Here is the link to my previous pair of Pippas. The options included with the pattern are

  • Full length or ¾ length pants
  • A flat waistband, or a folded over waistband with ties and ruching at the side
  • Regular or wide width legs

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Here is the link to the Watch and See Top. It is currently 40% off.

Here is the link to the RP Pippa Pants. Not on sale but well worth the price!

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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