Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I made a decision!

TNT Pattern - Sweatsuit Alternative

Per Tim Gunn, you are not supposed to be seen out in public wearing sweats! HA!  Finally, I found my personal answer to the sweatsuit.  In a previous post (Ramblings, I think) I needed to make an outfit for a family party.  Well Vogue 1197 was my final decision.  This pattern went together super fast and that's what I needed.  I had in my stash some white velour and the print was sweatshirt fabric. Both I purchased about 6 months ago from Vogue Fabrics.  Originally, I wanted an all white outfit but I ran out of fabric. I found the print in a frantic stash rant at 1 AM. The velour was so thick - glad that's gone and I have just a little more room in my fabric closet. LOL!

The cowl is drafted in two sizes.  I chose the small one.  I can't imagine how messy the big one probably is!  Anyway, the raglan sleeves have rouching to the elbow, the pants have an elastic waist and are an inseam only deal (like pj pants).  I also put the slit at the bottom of the pants and finished all seams with a double needle (cause I don't have a coverstitch machine - YET!)

Small Cowl Neck

Sleeve rouching
Slit at pants bottom


and of course - The Shoes!

I must admit I only have three Sandra Betzina patterns and one was a total "Wadder" but I have to give her her props on this one!  Well written, fast, easy and looks great! Maybe I'll give the "wadder" another go.  (We'll see.)  I love this outfit!! I will be making this one at least two more times. Count on it!




Talk Soon Carol

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  2. CAROL: NICE JOB ON OUR V1197 TOP AND PANTS. NOT EXACTLY YOUR AVERAGE SWEATSUIT! THE FABRIC MAKES IT SO MUCH DRESSIER. WE'D LOVE TO USE IT ALONG WITH LINK TO YOUR BLOG ON OUR FB PAGE AT Fb.voguepatterns.com.

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  3. Kathy's original post is listed above under my name. It has some personal stuff in it so I left the good stuff for all to read! Thanks again Kathy!!

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