Since I was feeling really extra, I also made a video. I will teach you how to change the skirt from a normal skirt to a lapped tulip hem, add picot to give it a pretty finish, and sew the entire dress. This was really fun! Here is the video link.
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This outfit began because Laura at Stitchin’ Pretties shared a flat photo of this gorgeous rib knit and then tempted me by saying the plaid DBP is the free coordinate if you buy two yards of the rib knit. I swooped in on that deal.
I knew I wanted a tunic length sweater and comfy pants so I set my sights on the Annabeth and the Candy pants. I have made both of these patterns multiple times and knew they were quick sews, are comfortable to wear and look great.
Raglan style sleeves
Solid or color-blocked options
Hidden front pocket or kangaroo pocket
Short or long sleeves that can be hemmed or finished with a band
Regular sweatshirt top length or tunic length with a lower hem in the back
Hem is finished with a band
Standard cuffs or a NEW thumbhole cuff option
Crewneck or cross over hood
Regular bodice or full bust adjustment (FBA) bodice
Sizes XXS – 5X
Tess is the name of the mustard rib knit. The texture is lovely as it has both smaller and wider ribs. I actually like this more than the solid narrow ribs as it adds interest. I appreciate that it is more gold than bold. The weight and texture of this fabric really is perfect. It sewed up so easily and really looks lovely. I am planning to spend a lot of time in this one during winter!
I was sure to get an extra yard of the plaid because I needed pants! Has anyone else noticed how many great plaids I have sewn from Stitchin’ Pretties? Let me remind you really quick!
OK Back to my new Candy Pants! This is the yoga style pants in the pattern with an encased elastic band. I shortened the overall length by 2 inches and will most likely hem this one more inch. I removed length from the thigh as well and the calf area. I even made a fair effort line up my plaid prints to avoid the dreaded “Ready to Wear” look. Since I have been sewing I can’t stand to have my plaids and stripes super off alignment.
Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL
Yoga Pants or Leggings
Solid or Colorblocked versions for both yoga pants and leggings
Optional side pockets (to be used with the colorblocked version)
7 Lengths: 2″, 5″ and 7″ shorts, pedal pusher, capri, ankle and long
4 rises: High, Mid, Low and Extra Low/Maternity
Regular waistband options include exposed elastic, regular knit, foldover yoga band and contour
Maternity waistband options include full overbelly panel, contour, regular knit and foldover yoga band
Full, half or no gusset options
I even used my scraps to make a matching pair of RAD lucky undies! Did you check out my video on how to make them? Just click on the photo below to check it out!!