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.
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.
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.
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)
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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