Showing posts from January 28, 2007

Inverted Pleat Gauchos

pleat front pants Originally uploaded by Sharon's sewing . I saw this pair of inverted pleat gauchos on the Newport News website and liked the styling. I like that the fullness is released below the hip and tummy area. They reminded me of a Betsey Johnson pattern from the 1970s - Butterick3286 - that I happen to have in my vast pattern collection. I just might use the old Butterick pattern as a starting point for a pair of full length pants with an inverted pleat.

Next up - Kwik Sew 3489 Wrap Dress

I stopped at Hancock's the other day to pick up a few of the new Vogue patterns while they were on sale. Unfortunately, this particular store did not have the new inventory out yet. While I was there I did purchase this new Kwik Sew wrap dress pattern. The pattern pieces were traced this afternoon and tomorrow I'll complete an FBA on the bodice before cutting the dress out. It looks like it should go together rather quickly. Fabric was pulled out of my stash for this dress - a knit from (where else) SR Harris that was purchased just over a year ago. I'm debating on which side of the fabric to use as I think either side could pass as the right side of the fabric. My husband likes the side that has more black but I like the side that has more contrast. What do you think?