Friday, March 30, 2018

Wadder Avoided!

We’re almost to the end of March and my list of things to do are still growing faster than I can get them done! I hope you’re all not in the same boat!  But I am determined to make it through all of my sewing goals this year!

For those of you who prefer to read my blog and don’t follow me on my new YouTube channel, you may not be aware I joined the “#MakeNine2018” challenge and discussed  the nine items I want to make for the year. (Of course if you’re a long time reader of my blog, you know there will be more than these nine!)...
I’ve already started and made two of my “Make Nine” and currently working on the third.  I’ll talk more about that later...right now, I want to discuss my major save!

On my last post, I showed you a muslin of my “Night Dress” that worked out pretty good (wearable in pink) but the actual project fabric was to heavy for the design and didn’t fair out as well. 

Too tight on shoulder due to the cording Looks like a v-neck!
I self drafted the top (draped on Sally, my dressform) and I didn’t want to discard it, (you can read more about it here or view it on my YouTube video here).  For the pants, I used my TNT legging pattern, Kwik Sew 3770 and hacked it adding a wider waistband, widen the leg width below the knees and added patch pockets. All the changes created this lovely leisure/sweat suit...
I really like how it turned out and so happy I made separates because both pieces can be worn together, or with other pieces...

These cute pieces are going to get a lot of wear and I’m so happy I decided to save the top! The moral of this never know what you’ll get by trying and trying again! Wadder avoided!

It’s back to the rest of my “Make Nine “ projects now...I have a new wardrobe to create!

So, what’s on your sewing table now? Are you joining any sewing challenges this year?



  1. Myra, you are so beautiful, my friend! Congrats on saving that cute and comfy top, it’s so worth the extra effort to make it work.

    1. Thank you Ms. Andrea! I do love it when I’m able to save some fabric!


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