And another catch up post.
In late October I sewed a few pieces I didn't blog about
2 pairs of the Monsal Lounge Pants, from the Wendy Ward Book, A Beginners Guide to Sewing with Knits.
the first has the extended waist with attached elastic, and contrast strips sewn into the side seams. These are OK but I think I need to slightly alter the crotch curve.
the second has pockets with a contrast trim and a separate waistband along with a tweaked fit. I wear these a lot and would like to make another pair in navy.
Also sewn around this time was a top from Butterick 6377.
The fabrics were black and white (or just white) and I overdyed them green a while back. They work well in this top
The tunic length looks cool on the hanger but makes me look rather short legged. The front neckline is a bit too high as well. I've been wearing this as a winter PJ top with the black jersey bottoms I made from the StyleArc Lola pattern. When I next have black thread on the coverhem I think I'll shorten it to a 'normal' length.
Next I thought I'd take the Style Arc Molly pattern and add extra room at the lower front, whilst cutting it out in a stripe. I thought I was being clever cutting the front on the fold, but the stripes were not level underneath and the front hem looks terrible. I tried to hide it by ruching one side with elastic, but I think it needs recutting - sigh.
They worked quite well with the last 3 pieces of the PR stash contest, so I give you the Dancercise Collection. (Dancercise is a dance based exercise class I go to every week. I bought some new trainers for the class which are rather bright emerald green)
NOTE re dyeing
I'm curious about your dying the striped fabric. So you just put it in dye and the white took up the green? I have a black and white striped fabric and I would like to give this a try.
Hi Julie, I used Dylon machine dye in my front loading washing machine. I don't recall the colour I used as it was a while ago.
The Dylon dye works on natural fibres like cotton, linen and viscose (rayon) but not on polyester. It is an over dye without any white it in. So its like paint mixing, the black will stay black, the white will take up the colour depending on the fibre content, any existing colour will impact the result and any pattern will still be visible.
So if you over dye blue with yellow the result is some sort of green.
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