Comfortable easy-fit clothing for Lycra blend knit and woven fabrics with instructions for professional results

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DSC_0378.JPGKeyhole Top #1010: A-Line ¾ Sleeve Top


This simple top was made using our Keyhole Top pattern #1010.  The fabric pictured in the A-line top belongs in the Mélange group. The fabric, from the Transition to Fall 2011 collection, #888 Screen Play a Nylon/Poly/LYCRA blend and it also works on either side.

For a boat neckline, trace around the XS cutting line around the neck only.

First, determine the desired length and extend the hem straight down from the center front. 

Next, extend the side seam straight down using the underarm as a zero point.  You do not want to affect the fit if the sleeve into the armhole.  (shown right)


Use a French curve to draw in more of a curved line fDSC_0381.JPGor the side seam which will create a more fitted, flattering silhouette.  (shown left)

Move the original pattern down to the bottom of the new lengthened pattern and recapture the curvature of the hem. (shown right)


Use the front pattern piecDSC_0387.JPGe as a guide to duplicate the same new side seam and hem shape on the back pattern piece. 

For more of a jewel neckline, extend the neckline ¾ inches at center back and draw a new neckline in till you reach the area where the collarbone will hit and stop the alteration here.  The center front neckline should be high enough already.

 This top is quick, simple and cute.



Travel Trio Two #331 Hoodie & Travel Trio One #1204 Center Seam Pant

The Hoodie from Travel Trio Two #331 lengthened too fingertip length using the slash and spread method. Fabrics are from the Transition to Fall 2011 Fabric Collection: #889 Read All About It and #890 Spotting a Leopard.

The Center Seam Pant from Travel Trio One pattern #1204 is seen cropped and ultra fitted in fabric #887 Splish Splash.  The pant showcases the other side of this great fabric.  All of the fabrics are a Nylon/Poly/LYCRA blend and can be used of either side. 

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By Auria, Sample Garment Sewer @ CJ Patterns Studio.

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