October 18, 2016
The color black is one of the most essential, sophisticated, daring, and bold colors that a girl could own in her closet. Personally, I am guilty of neglecting the color in my sewing projects and opting for the brightest, most printed fabrics. I tend to forget how important it is to have that perfect black item in your closet. For the months of August and September, the ThReD and Needles were challenged to sew a head-to-toe, all black everything look . Please check out the awesome projects HERE
I have been quiet on the blog and social media for a while now. Between my sons’ busy soccer and basketball practices and games, travel, school work, and another project (that I will blog about soon), sewing has been a challenge. I am excited to finally be able to write a blog post and share not only my project, but also the projects of the ladies in the sewing group.
For my project, I used Burda Style collarless jacket HERE. I added the bows over the welt pockets that I completely destroyed! So instead of remaking the blazer, I added the bows to the area of the welt pockets. I was pretty excited about the outcome of the pants! I started with a Burda wide leg pant pattern and made several changes. Both the jacket and the pants are made from a really nice ponte knit (with a very high rayon content).
I made the following changes for the blazer:
- Added length the bottoms hem
- Added the bow in lieu of the welt pockets
I made the following changes for the pants:
- Adjusted the top part of my pants to be fitted.
- Added front side pockets
- Added width to both sides sides of the bottom portion of the leg.
- Added the front pintuck (STYLE TIP: the pintuck detail is a great way to help minimize the thigh/leg width).
- Made the waist band slightly wider than the pattern
Please don’t forget to check out the projects from the ThReD and Needles sewing group HERE. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Please leave comments below!