Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Top & TNT Pants

Lately I've been all over the place with what I want to sew! Between challenges and planned trips, my wardrobe needs have changed considerably from day to day, LOL! Yesterday I decided to sew something based on fabric selection.

Earlier in the year, I had gone to the annual sewing expo where I purchased this beautiful coral with black print 100% rayon fabric. It's been bugging me since I added it to my stash...so I pulled it out the other day and decided I was going to make a top with it. Because of the heat we are having in Florida now, I grabbed Kwik Sew pattern K3848. I created view A which is a cute and different take on a tank top. Perfect for this Florida heat!

The pattern was very easy to make and I had no issues with the instructions. It wasn't a very quick sew because of the bindings (I wanted them straight so I pinned them carefully), it took me two afternoons to complete. However, I really like how it turned out and want to make another possibly in white or a beautiful pastel color!

The pants I'm wearing with the top I just completed today. The fabric is a very nice heavyweight Black Rayon Spandex I purchased from Pennie Fabrics earlier in the week. This fabric was great to work with and has four way stretch. I used my TNT (It's my TNT because I fit the pattern perfectly for my body and can use it to make leggings or any other type of stretch pants) Butterick 4807...

This pattern is very fast and easy to make. I made them in a couple hours! It also has a nice wide waistband with no elastic, instead it uses the self fabric to make a yoga pants type waist band.

I used my new cover stitch machine to hem the bottom of these pants and it worked beautifully! I really love this outfit and I assure you, it will get a lot of wear!

If you like the style of either pattern, (top or pants) I highly recommend each!

Do you have a great TNT pattern that you go back to time after time?

 

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