Copy Cat: 12 Months, 1 Pattern, No Repeats – March

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (3)

I am back with month 3 of my Copy Cat Series based off of month 3 of sewing along with the Sarcastic Sewist, Stephanie! I tell her at last once every couple of week that I hope she does this again next year so I can copy her again! 🙂 Do you think 12 months worth of nagging with convince her? Make sure you hop over to her blog and show her some love as well! Stephanie decided to make her joggers more work appropriate by using Ponte for her pants. I have sewed a few items with ponte before and my favorite RTW pants are ponte. If you have never sewn with ponte, here are a few details.

Ponte knit is a combination of rayon, polyester and spandex. The thick, double-knit fabric provides a two-way stretch; it molds to your body shape while providing a smooth and streamlined silhouette.

Everything about that statement sounds great to me! I love that it has a heavier weight which means it won’t cling to everything and kinda smooths out the lumps and bumps.  Also, it doesn’t wrinkle! So my Teal Ponte arrived in perfect timing for a 20% off new release sale over at Amelia Lane Designs! Let me just link you to all the new arrivals which are on sale!  This fabric was so lovely when it arrived. The color is bold and it is so soft. I knew it was going to be perfect for my pants! Since this month we were making full length pants, I ordered 3 yards. I have some nice sized pieces leftover and I am thinking of putting them to use as a panel skirt or some nice shorts. This is a fabric I don’t intend to let it make it to the scrap pile.

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (1)

OK back to my Copy Cat. The Diane Joggers turned work wear! I prepared my pattern pieces as usual and cut things out quickly. I used the high rise this time for my rise option. This time the pocket is sewn on the inside which makes the overall look a little dressier. Stephanie did a quick step by step with the directions and I plan to take photos of my next pair so I can remember how to do them. She walked me through step by step of making my pockets because my brain wasn’t working.

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (7)
Pocket Hack!

Since I now have made 4 pair of these pants, it is getting quicker and easier to assemble! I don’t even need the directions anymore! I feel like a pro! I graded the 5x waist to a 4x thinking it would be a little more snug of a fit compared to DBP and the FT we used previously but it was fine. I ended up slimming the pants down. Here is a side by side. The first photo is the 4x leg, the 2nd photo is a 3x. As you can see, major photo quality issues. Ugg First pics are from a cell phone because I forgot my memory card for my camera and the second one I bought a new memory card and it didn’t work!!! So is was taken with a tablet.

In true Copy Cat form, I needed her shirt also! I love the red fabric she used, but I wanted to share another new release fabric from Amelia Lane Designs. This is Winston, a super sexy cheetah print that I kinda fell in love with when I saw it! This is Rayon Spandex fabric. It is light and flowy and perfect for Camilla. Camilla is a beautiful cowl neck pattern, also from 5oo4, which comes as a top or a dress. There are a couple of other options included:

  • Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4, Long, and Extra Long Sleeves;
  • Shirt, Tunic, A-line Dress, and Swing Dress;
  • Maternity option;
  • Band option for each sleeve length, including thumbhole cuffs;
  • Hem Band Option;
  • Optional Pockets for Swing Dress; and
  • Optional ruched sides of bodice.

I feel like 5oo4 patterns is known for the endless options with each pattern! It is one of the things I love about the 5 out of 4 pattern company! I also love that they are size inclusive up to 5x and helpful when you need tips.

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (6)

Here is the pattern link for The Diane Joggers  

Women’s Sizes XXS – 5X plus all these options

  • 3 rise heights (low/maternity, mid, and high)
  • Shorts, Capri, and Long cut lengths
  • 4 leg finishes – cuffed, hemmed, drawstring, or elastic
  • Information for both hemming and using bands (hello no hemming!)
  • 6 waistband options – Encased elastic, drawstring, Knit, Yoga Foldover, Contour, Maternity (underbelly)

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (5)

The Camilla Pattern is available here.

Sequoia ALD Camilla and Diane Joggers 5oo4 (4)Both of these fabrics and soooo many more are available for 20% off for one more day!! Don’t miss it! Here is a direct link to Amelia Lane Designs.

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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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