New Sewing Patterns Preview - 6 of 7

Sorry for the delay! My long weekend was pretty busy with pre-press work, pre-baby renovations, and painting/decorating Henri's bowling-themed big boy bedroom - yes... my son is obsessed with bowling... I don't know why... but he is :)
The next pattern in the list is actually three pieces that people will not necessarily wear together, but that will be a staple pattern for costumes of all kinds and for those of you who like quick projects: 3027 - Dancewear

The pattern includes the following:
  • Wrap halter top (also shown in the yoga pants pictures) - This top looks great on its own, but is also very cute as a swimsuit cover-up or over a cami. This is why I plan to wear (in black) for my "official" pregnancy pictures (with all-black yoga pants). It will be much better than the plain tube top they had at the studio when I went for my first pregnancy!
  • Pull-on spiral skirt (6 gores) - The perfect pattern to get rid of those tiny knit pieces in your stash that are just too pretty to throw away, but to small to make anything else...

  • Tights (footed or over-the-boot) - For Halloween, Roller Derby, Figure Skating... So much fun to have one-of-a-kind tights/hosiery.

We did have fun with the skirt pattern and some remnants from our fabric room that reminded me of the Queen of Hearts:

We paired the skirt with the ballet leotard, used clear elastic for both straps and made little ruffled decorations using chiffon strips that we sewed on the cover stitch and then over stretch elastic to create stretch trimming. We used it for one strap and put small pieces on the skirt hem. The leotard's peplum hides the skirt's yoke and keeps the skirt from riding up (because it does not have attached briefs).

I won't keep you waiting any longer... I will type the next post right away :)


stacy said…
Tights! What a fantastic idea! I know it's early, but what types of fabric would you need for that?
Emilie@Jalie said…
You need at least 70% stretch both ways for those (otherwise you would have to alter the pattern / size up).

We recommend using a cheap swimsuit material for your muslin and once you are happy with the fit, take a piece of that fabric and look for anything with similar stretch. If you are lucky, you might find a striped or argyle knit, nice mesh or lace (stay away from lace with large holes though).

One thing I forgot to mention, the tights have a seam on the back of the leg, which would be great for a vintage costume with the right sheer fabric!
stacy said…
Thanks! That gives me a TON of fabric options!

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