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Navy Blue & Black set (Part 2) – Conjunto Marinho e Preto (Parte 2)

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Today I’m sharing a few pictures that illustrate the thread tracing and the interfacing on the pants front panels, and also show how I transformed the petite size top pattern into a regular size pattern.
Besides interfacing the shaped waistband pieces (both outer and inner pieces), I interfaced the pocket entries SAs and the front-fly facings; I don’t thread trace the pattern’s outline if I trust the pattern measurements (btw, I add the SAs to the paper pattern after tracing it using a parallel double tracing wheel that creases the cutting outline on the paper), but I still thread mark the important front-fly lines. For this, I first use special purpose yellow waxed paper and a tracing wheel to transfer the markings to the wrong side of the fabric, and then I thread trace with basting thread. --- Hoje queria partilhar algumas fotos que mostram as marcações com alinhavos e as entretelas nos painéis da frente das calças e também mostrar como modifiquei os moldes do top, originalmente par…

Navy blue & black set (Part 1)– Conjunto Marinho e preto (Parte 1)

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Edited to add: Click here for the OOTD featuring these pants!
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Editado para acrescentar: Cliquem aqui para o look do dia a usar estas calças!


The idea for this project came from this pants that I spotted in a well known RTW online shop: --- A ideia base para este projeto nasceu de umas calças que vi no website de uma conhecida marca de pronto-a-vestir:


I liked the concept of navy blue wide pants with a wide black side panel so I went to the physical store hoping to see the pants in real life. I confess I felt a little disappointed because the pants resembled some of my gym pants,… Don’t get me wrong, they are nice in their own style, but too “casual” IMO. I aimed for a dressier version so I decided to make my own pair and perhaps adding a matching top. I found this pattern (BurdaStyle 2013/12 mod 103), which has a shaped waistband, in-seam front pockets and a fly-front zipper; there is no side panel though, the back simply extends to the front, kind of shifting the side seam to the fr…

2014#8 – Chartreuse skinny pants – Calças de malha justas verde-maçã

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DESCRIPTION: Close-fitting pants with high waist, narrow waistband, side slant pockets, front fly zipper and back mock-up single welt pockets.  PATTERN USED: BurdaStyle 2014/02, model 129B; I shortened the hem by approximately 3 inches. ---  DESCRIÇÃO: Calças justas de cintura alta, cós estreito, bolsos metidos na diagonal, carcela na frente e bolsos de uma pestana falsos atrás.  MOLDE: BurdaStyle 2014/02, modelo 129B; encurtei as calças uns 7cm.
FABRIC USED: Stable knit with some Lycra in the composition. This type of knit fairly holds its form and doesn't need any seam treatment. You cannot press it directly though; I used my silk organza pressing cloth and the medium temperature setting on the iron. I forgot to mention this detail on my previous projects using this same knit…Also note that on the T-shirts I've just made I stabilized the raglan armholes using pre-chainstitched fusible tape (Vilene bias tape). 
INTERFACING: Used Vilene bias tape for the slant pockets opening, and…

2014#6 & 2014#7: Two raglan tops – Dois tops com mangas raglan

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DESCRIPTION: raglan top with shirred sleeve on the shoulders; there’s a long sleeve version and a short sleeve version for this pattern, I’ve made both. ---  DESCRIÇÃO: Top raglan com mangas franzidas nos ombros; o molde tem versão manga comprida e versão manga curta, fiz as duas.
PATTERN: BurdaStyle 02/20142013 model 127 (thanks for the remark, Jenny)(long sleeve) and 126 (short sleeve). There’s also a dress version of the pattern, which I intend to make in the future with some modifications. ---  MOLDE: BurdaStyle 02/20142013 modelo 127 (manga comprida) e 126 (manga curta). Também existe a versão vestido que também quero fazer, mas com algumas modificações.
DETAILS & ALTERATIONS: For the long sleeve version I used the remnant knit fabric from the Patrones skirt (click here for the review), which wasn't enough; I had to add a seam along the back and skip the hem allowances on the sleeves: --- DETALHES E ALTERAÇÕES: Na versão de manga comprida usei o tecido de malha que sobrou da s…