After making my first version of La Mia Boutique 3/2014 pants I was determined to alter the pattern: I wanted a lower waist and slimmer leg. The pants were fitting me well in the waist and hip area so no alterations needed. To lower the waistline: I removed the waistband completely. I then dropped the waistline by 1 inch and drew a new line. From … Continue reading Fitting Misteries: Low-rise Pants La Mia Boutique 3/2014 – Misteri di vestibilità: Pantaloni a vita bassa
I am not talking about my face wrinkles, of course! If you missed their blog tour, Tap Shorts is the first pattern by Katy & Laney. From the moment I saw the pattern I was in love with view A… As I normally do, I tried to resist the temptation of buying them. Seeing new versions popping up didn’t make things easy (A denim version, a … Continue reading Tap Shorts by Katy & Laney View A: beware of wrinkles!
Isn’t it the cutest piping? It’s Fleurs des Iles by Petit Pan When I bought it I didn’t know what to do with it (I tend to do that with fabric too!) but when eventually I bought this gabardine I thought it would be a nice detail. Non è bellissimo questo sbieco con cordoncino? E’ Fleurs des Iles di Petit Pan Quando l´ho comprato non sapevo cosa farci (ho lo stesso … Continue reading Pants take two: La Mia Boutique 3/2014
::Pin-up wannabe mega fail :: Un misero tentativo di foto da pin-up:: After tweaking the Alice + Olivia Vogue V1051 pattern a bit more I decided it was time to test the pattern on proper fabric. I didn’t want to use this precious light dark gray wool but I had no other suitable fabric for pants…and I certainly couldn’t go out and buy more: despite my … Continue reading Pants fitting challenge completed: Alice + Olivia Vogue V1051
Yeah, I finally am making pants! Precisely Vogue 1051 Alice + Olivia Pattern now out of print. Yes, it’s a fitting challenge…Yes, my legs are not as long as the model’s…I have already removed 2.5 inches! I am even taking Pants Fitting Techniques with Sandra Betzina on Craftsy. Si’ finalmente sto cucendo dei pantaloni! In particolare il modello Vogue 1051 Alice + Olivia ormai fuori … Continue reading Pants fitting challenge: Alice + Olivia Vogue V1051