Think globally, act locally.
~ Patrick Geddes
In honor of bank transfer day, I made this pattern from a small, independent sewing pattern publisher.
Okay, it was mostly a coincidence - I made the pattern because I like it and I had this gorgeous pink fabric waiting for me. ;)
It went together very easily. As you can see, there are princess seams - and I was careful to place the longer piece of fabric on the bottom, to let the feed dogs help me ease it in - another thing I learned from you guys! :)
The only odd thing about the pattern was that the instructions didn't call for any type of reinforcing the waistband - no interfacing and no second layer of fabric... I went ahead and interfaced it, because it seems like the majority of the patterns I make call for that. I'm not sure why - maybe this piece receives extra stress?
I did have to take in the hips - but that is most likely a reflection of the disproportions of my body, not any issues with the pattern.
It is super comfortable, suitable for work and a reasonably flattering silhouette. I'm really happy with it! :)
I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend and are ready to start another week!