Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics

Finding the perfect basic woven shirt pattern for summer wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. Months ago, I purchased the Butterick Pattern, B6100, because it offered separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes. I can’t believe I’ve waited until now to try this pattern! I know there are a … More Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics

Cloth Habit Watson Bra without the Hook & Eye Closure AKA Pullover Style

With all the excess spandex knit fabric I have, I really wanted to alter Cloth Habit’s Watson bra pattern so I could use up all my scraps. The original bra pattern requires different fabrics for the cups and band. The pattern recommends that the bra cup fabric be 4-way stretch with spandex and approximately 75% … More Cloth Habit Watson Bra without the Hook & Eye Closure AKA Pullover Style

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

I am overwhelmed with emotions after finishing my first pair of Ginger Skinny Jeans. I’m astonished I could do something like sew jeans and I’ve shed a few tears of joy, because I’ve never had a pair of jeans fit so well. Notions Store: Threadbare Fabrics Fabric: 9.5 Oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim in Indigo … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

I did it! I resisted the urge to make another muslin and just cut out my denim fabric. Here’s how the baste fitting looks. These will eventually turn into my first pair of Ginger Jeans. Now I have miles of topstitching to look forward to. Can I just say, I melted when I first put … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

Like my dad says, there’s no home improvement project that doesn’t take at least three trips to Home Depot. The last issue with muslin #2 was that the leg around the knee was super twisted. Now let’s talk about how I fixed the issue? Bow Legged vs. Knock Kneed Here’s where we left off with … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2

Time to make the dreaded pattern adjustments. From experience, making pattern adjustments really do need to be done one at a time, because the adjustments you make can have a cascading effect on the rest of the fit. Let’s get right to it, here are the key fit issues I talked about in my first … More Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2