I made pants, take two! Or well, leggings. And I love them.
These are my first attempt at making something from the Burda magazine I bought. The pattern is for stretch wovens and petite, so before I even started I added about six inches of length. They are exactly as high-waisted as I wanted, but I think I’d add a little more length to the bottom if I made them again. They are a smidge shorter than I’d like.
Obviously, I left out the zippers, pocket, and fly front. Instead I added a straight folded over waistband with elastic running through it. Because I made these leggings, instead of with a woven, I had to take out some width in the hip curve, center back, and knees.
The photo of the fabric is included so you can see it’s a black on black houndstooth. This fabric was purchased to push an order over the free shipping limit. It was chosen for cost, not quality, and the quality is not great. The line drawing is above because you can’t see all the cool details in my photos.
I don’t know if I want to make this exact pattern again, but I definitely want to make more leggings. With the terrible winter we’ve had, they fill a much needed role in my wardrobe.
Sleeve one of the sweater has been started using the magic loop method, because why the hell not.
Fuck. I seem to have picked up an extra stitch about 12 rows back. I think I am going to ignore it and just go down a stitch in the next row. I cannot fathom undoing and redoing that many rows. It’s more or less in the armpit anyway, so it’s not a front and center problem. Unless I change my mind tomorrow.
I’m working on the wiggle dress from Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. This is the best fitting muslin I’ve ever made. I don’t think I’m going to need another.
In the most ridiculous vanity sizing ever, this is size 8 at the shoulders and hips, and 10 at the bust and waist. I need a little more room in the arms and bust, and a little less at the waist. I could take in the hips too, but I like the illusion of a more balanced silhouette the bigger hips give me.
The groomsman dress is underway.
Stupid clear ruler has disappeared again.
The sweater is started.
Knitting question: When my stitches are the right width, I’m a half inch too long/tall. When I get the right height, my swatch is a half inch too narrow. What do I do if I can’t hit the gauge in both directions?
Thanks to everyone who answered yesterday! The winning answer was that this can be fixed in blocking. I blocked my swatch and it’s now a perfect 4 inch square, so I’m going to go ahead and start my sweater.