Before making this Nolan trouser pattern I did a quick search of the sewing reviews online, and a lot of people were very negative about this pattern. But I really liked the style and this pattern also has a sew-along class on Seamwork which helps you to get a good fit. I know from making … Continue reading Nolan “pants”
I haven't blogged very much recently because I have been busy with work, but I have at least been finding time to sew. I find it sew (ha!) relaxing to do and I use it to refresh and unwind. One of my long-term projects is to figure out how to get a trouser pattern to … Continue reading Trouser fitting
The fit of the toddler T-shirt…
... is good! But the leggings are not so good... The waist is far too low and they keep slipping off. Not what you want from your trousers! I'm happy with the T-shirt though. I thought it looked a little tight in the sleeves but my brother said it was okay. I might go one … Continue reading The fit of the toddler T-shirt…
Shirred baby dress
Following the fitting failure of the baby dungarees I had made for my neice, I wanted to try making something else for her. So I decided to sew this shirred dress because the elastic (and the fact it's a dress) makes it much more forgiving for the fit. Despite these things, I seem to have … Continue reading Shirred baby dress
The fit of the dungarees…
...is bad! My niece is much bigger than I expected, and the dungarees nowhere near fit her. It's very sad! I'll have to try again and get some measurements next time. Hopefully I'll be able to find a child that they actually fit, so it can be used by someone. Finger's crossed!