You own (or are eying) the Vanessa Fluid Pants pattern and think "pants can wait, it will be summer soon (at least in Canada)"? We've got news for you! After reading this hack you will be able to wear this pattern year round as you will have anything you need to make great pants AND stylish, comfortable shorts!
First off, sizing. I go back to the Jalie Measurement Charteach time I make a garment, even if I made something the week before. Our measurements change all the time and my kids sizes change even more quickly.
Juju's measurements (as of today) are 28" waist, 37 1/2'' hips. Her waist corresponds to size S and hips are between sizes S and T. The hips measurements is the most important when picking a size for pants.
I would normally go with size T, but I will use S for this project because:
Today's hack will add ease I will use a knit that stretches across the grain
Pattern Preparation Print / Trace the pattern (I am using the PDF pattern for this…
During this crisis where healthcare workers are holding the fort and working hard to keep everyone safe, we thought of highlighting a pattern designed especially for them: the Eliane scrub top pattern.
If you know someone who needs to wear scrubs for work, now is the perfect moment to spend time making a scrub top for them! The PDF version of the pattern is FREE for two days
This weekend only (March 28-29, 2020)
NO COUPON NEEDED // How way to help and say thanks :)
We also put together this tutorial to walk you through all the steps. This way, even people with little sewing experience will be able to make a scrub top!
Our scrub top pattern was designed in collaboration with nurses to ensure that it would be practical but also flattering. The princess seaming, facings, and pockets allow you to have fun with color blocking but also use fabric you have left in your stash.
A lining hides pockets and seam allowances, can add a pop of colour to a solid jacket and making it reversible is pretty fun. We lined a CHARLIE for the HENRI joggers pattern photo shoot:
Here is how we did it. This tutorial complements the pattern instructions (included in the pattern and available online).
Cut your pieces as shown above. You do not need to modify / alter any pieces for this. Main fabric: As shown in the pattern (jacket + pocket welts)Ribbing: As indicated in the pattern (collar, cuffs and hem)Lining: Two sleeves, one back (cut on fold) and two front pieces
For the pockets, use the fabric you want (outer fabric or lining).
ZIPPER Reversible zippers can be a bit difficult to find and are quite expensive. A good workaround is to use a SEPARATING zipper and buy a REVERSIB…