It's here...it's here....it's FINALLY here! The latest Women's Bundle Up released today and all of these patterns are seriously awesome I tell ya'. What a great way to build your pattern stash for some sewing for YOU at such a great price. Pick one or all, but the more that you buy, the greater the discount.
I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for the very first time. It's so much fun to hop around to everyone's blogs and look at what they have created from the same patterns. There are so many different body shapes and sizes, that you are sure to find something that will work to flatter your body type. Believe me, I was nervous at first, being plus size, but I am becoming more comfortable and confident in myself that I just decided to rock it out.
I used a cotton broadcloth that I found at Joann's. Just the slightest bit of stretch make these the most comfortable (and best fitting) jeans that I now own. The pattern does not come with instructions for the cuff however. I started out making the capris, but apparently my legs are much shorter than I thought. At 5'10", you wouldn't think that my legs would be that short, but the 31" inseam that is standard on the pattern for the full length jeans, came down to my ankles for with the capri cut line. So, what did I do? Repurposed that length that I cut off and made cuffs ;) I used a 5" cut from the scrap for each leg to create the cuff. First I folded the wrong sides together, pressed, and sew it to the inside of each leg. At this point you can fold your cuff to the outside of your pants, and iron very well....and the seam is hidden. Optionally, you can tack your cuff down on each side if you choose, but mine stay in place pretty well for the time being.
The "Real Deal" jeans come in a huge range of sizes (00-24) and amazing tutorials for getting THE perfect fit for your body shape.
I used a Jersey Rayon Spandex knit and it really was the prefect choice for this as it is nice and drapey and super soft. I will be honest and admit that I have slept in it a few times too. My son actually asked me to make him a top out of it because it was so soft. It's a really quick sew with a few different finishing options that I love. Sizes are misses XS-XL and plus size 1X-5X and includes both maternity and nursing options as well.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you are able to find something for yourself...or a few things ;) Head on over to the Bundle Up sale now. Don't forget to visit all the other bloggers as well!
Come back again soon for more Bundle Up fun this week! I have the Bluzette by Love Notions and Clemence Shorts by Files A Maman to share with you.