Sewing · Slow Fashion

Self-Drafted Trousers Using Alina Design’s Chi-Town Chinos

The first pair of trousers I made from my duct-tape sloper was a pair of stretch skinny jean shorts. I had previously made skinny jeans so I was able to compare my self-drafted version with an altered pattern. This time around, I am trying a new pattern, Alina Sewing + Design Co. Chi-Town chinos Expansion… Continue reading Self-Drafted Trousers Using Alina Design’s Chi-Town Chinos

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Self-Drafted Skinny Jean Shorts

This blog post is going to be another technical post, but isn't that my shtick?! Over the past few months, I've been getting into the nitty-gritty of fitting pants. I tried to work through patterns and make numerous test pairs to get the fit right. I was methodical and very precise about documenting my alterations.… Continue reading Self-Drafted Skinny Jean Shorts

Sewing · Slow Fashion

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… Continue reading Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics