During this sew-along I hope to make a couple pairs of pants...
I've chosen S2700 which seems to be a love it or hate it pattern. I love the waistband and the clean line from waist to hem. I also find it hilarious that the center line is not centered on the model's right leg. Whoops! S1696 seems to be all the rage right now with several achieving a nice fit without a lot of foolishness. On this one, I love the narrow leg (15" leg opening on the size 16). That seems really tough to find.
I have S2700 cut in a grey rayon/poly suiting and assuming I like them when they're done, I'll cut my black wool crepe to make a second pair. I have S1696 cut out and fabric washed and pressed in a Kelly green garbadine.
I've made two pair of pants so far; both New Look patterns. NL6035 and NL6189. The block for them is nearly identical (duh). I made NL6189 in too stretchy a fabric and made NL6035 in wool crepe with no stretch. Although I tried the NL6035 pants on several times during sewing; and before sewing on the waistband facing and inserting the zipper - they don't fit! Oh the horrors! I have put them aside for now.
For tops, I'd *like* to make a jacket, but I'm not sure I'll get to it. We'll see. I have some busy weekends scheduled and a move before June 30th.
Otherwise, I plan on:
M6754 in a grey knit with a narrow black stripe.
B5493 in a black knit
M6604 in an olive cotton voile that was cut last night (I also want to make the two views circled in blue!)
B5711 in a peach rayon shirting that has a silky feel to it
M6149 in a either black or one of the plaid/checked suitings that I have.
With this one, I'd like to make a vest and pants...but not sure which pants pattern I'd like to use. Not the S2700 as I don't want the competing interest at the waist of the vest and the waist of the pants. Not sure if I should aim for a side zip pant or something that doesn't have the front tab at the waist. Maybe V1051 or S2562 because they're so wide...they'd make a great combo with a fitted vest.
Ambitious? Sure. But that's ok! :)