Have you noticed all the wonderful posts that are appearing in the blogosphere?I'll hopefully be getting on to writing similar posts soon, but in the meantime here is a big hint about one (or two!) of the patterns that will most likely make it into my Top 5.
Oh, how I am loving the !My last pair was in rayon, and so is this pair.(And so is the next, which is already cut out.Although I'd rather like a pair in silk crepe de chine as well).As with most StyleARC pants patterns, I have shortened these both above and below the knee, which takes them up around three inches in total.
I made these exactly the same as my last pair. Size 12, elastic in the hem in the back. I did shorten the length of waist elastic in this make, and they feel even more comfortable on. I included the side pockets, but didn't add a zippered closure.
I cannot get over how comfortable these are to wear. That rayon is so soft against the skin! I bought it at , and think that the fabric for the top came from there too (it was in deep stash).
The top is the , shortened to hip length. The fabric is a little sheer and is a soft mesh knit. I left the bottom and the sleeves unhemmed, and tried a fancy raw edge/rolled edge neck finish, with varying degrees of success. I think that I need to actually watch my Craftsy Classes on Sewing Fashion Knits and The Ultimate T-shirt and see what other tips I can pick up.Besides the importance of ironing/pressing garments before they are photographed!
And I think that is almost it for what I have made in 2013! There are some unblogged items - notably two pairs of that I made for my Mum, one in printed rayon and the other in shot linen - but most things have eventually made it onto the blog. Now I need to put on my thinking hat and work out my Top 5 s. Before it is 2014!