Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Look 6005 and a Sincere Thank You!

I am truly humbled and sincerely thankful for all of your kind comments and so excited to see who wins the give-away next week.  I love that this has been a fun experience for everyone.  I especially thank you for your willingness to share your advice, encouragement, and personal stories.  Awesome!  I am also happy that several of you mentioned that you enjoy seeing pictures of Maui and hearing about island life.  I'd love to continue to share stories and photos with you in this arena! 

Speaking of sharing, I do have a new ensemble to share!  I made New Look 6005, view B with the ankle tabs shown on view A.  I also made another Butterick 3028, because I just had to have one in white.  The pants are made out of a lightweight evergreen denim found locally ($6.99/yd and I used 2 1/4 yds.), and the top is made out of an exquisite, pima, cotton, interlock that I picked up at Fabric Depot during my visit to Portland last August (I can't remember the cost).  It is heavenly soft!  I'm bummed out the front view picture is fuzzy.  Sorry about that.  I'll try to update it tomorrow. 
The Pants
I cut a size 10 since the finished hip size was 39.5" and that gave me 3" of wiggle room.  For fitted pants I normally like 2" of ease, but in this case, with the drawstring, I wanted them to be a bit roomier.  I have actually made this pattern once before during Ann's Thanksgiving PJ Sewalong.  Those pj's fit me really well, but I did want to add about .5" to the width of the waistband so that the drawstring sat just a bit higher on my hips.  Since the waistband is turned down on itself, I added 1" to the width of the tissue, resulting in a .5" rise on the waist.  That is the only alteration I made to this pattern.  I decided to topstitch in white.  Here are some close-ups of the details.
One Cargo Pocket on right leg of pants.

Ankle Tab

Drawstring Waist with Front Pockets
What a perfect style of pants for busy moms on the go.  I am certain to add another version or two before soccer season roles around in August. 

The Top  
I've already linked to my original post for Butterick 3028 up above, but I wanted to show you a picture of how I pinned the back open and clipped the tight areas before I did my topstitching on the circle in case someone might be interested.
Hope your week is moving along without too many hiccups!  If you haven't entered the drawing, you are welcome to do so up through Sunday night!  Good Luck!   
    

29 comments:

Pin Queen said...

I really like this outfit, it's one of my favorites. It looks so comfortable, stylish and edgy. As ever, you look fantastic and what a wonderful figure you have!

Karin said...

That is a perfect busy mom outfit for the tropics! I love everything about it. Casual, comfortable, and with nice little details that make it interesting and special.

bg-booms said...

WOW! Your pants is so cool! I admire your models - they are so accurate and stylish!

Alexandra Mason said...

This outfit is wonderful, i love the details on the pants and they look great with the white top!

Linda said...

Love your style!
Great pants, topstitching is impecable. I really love your top, you wear it well and I can see more of these in other solid colors.

Lisette M said...

What a cute outfit! Your topstitching is beautiful.

Lori said...

What a great outfit. Your pants are fantastic, the white topstitching is perfect. The white top is beautiful, great job on all of your outfit.

KID, MD said...

So cute! The white topstitching is fun, and the open back tee gives the outfit punch. Love it!

Sheila said...

Cool outfit and it looks so comfortable.

gwensews said...

Totallu cute outfit! Love those pants!

knottygnome said...

love the pants! i'm hoping to make a pair of cargo pants this year.

Beangirl. said...

FABulous outfit

Trudy Callan said...

Wow! Great pants.

Irene said...

These look sooo comfy. Beautiful topstitching. I do like that t-shirt pattern!

Vanessa said...

Cute AND comfy!

Caroline said...

oh, I like the ankle detail! Thanks for the explanation of why you chose the size you did. My hip measurement is very close to yours, (maybe 1/4 - 1/2 inch bigger) and I have had trouble with things fitting. I need to really compare the finished measurement to my actual measurement and think about how much ease I want for the style. I really must attempt pants or shorts this year.

Love that top pattern. The detail construction shot is helpful ...

RedHeadShannon said...

Hi Shannon- You look so cute in everything. Great pants, but what I'm obsessivly covetting is that tee shirt pattern. I wish it was not out of print- do you think if I cut a giant circle in an existing tee pattern I could get the same effect? Thanks for showing the detail. I might just try it.

from a Portland Shannon
http://behindthescenesatthecircus.blogspot.com/

mom said...

Love the shirt....heart shape for Valentine Day sweetie??? in red? The pants are a must have. Great job!

Sue said...

Your top-stitching is perfect! The pants and top look great.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Gorgeous outfit.

Carolyn said...

These pants are adorable, in fact the whole outfit is one of my favourites of yours yet! Adore the Tshirt...
The pants are just my colour, though it's interesting how different the colour looks in your two close-up photos. I really like the side pockets!

Julia said...

I love the attention you pay to detail!

Eugenia said...

Great top - you can never have too many white tops and this one is especially nice! Love the pants - your stitching looks so perfect.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

To look good in a drawstring waist and tapered ankles is not a blessing bestowed upon many but you are working those pants! Your pinning is so pretty it almost looks like a finished product.

j.kaori said...

Fab outfit! Those pants are great, especially with all of the details. Sewing that round cut-out looks challenging, though --- not sure if I'll ever attempt something like that!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The topstitching on the pants is outstanding! And this is another really cute outfit.

lili ash said...

Wow! Very cute outfit and the topstitching on the pants in amazing!

Myra said...

I love cargo styled pants & have a few pair (I didn't blog about them) yours are a really nice pair! Love the details on them!

Texan said...

Love those pants! The whole outfit looks super!