Just completed a simple Grey 3pak. from a s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y rayon and lycra mix. My favourite slim pull-on pants “My Swing Set” and the shell and jacket from “Pure and Simple” (oop) from Cutting Edge Designs. I am trying to make some simple elegant clothes with a “go anywhere” feel . This fabric has a really nice hand with lots of drape and with the stretch is very comfortable to wear. I am thinking it will make good “flying clothes”.
I completed the shell and pants first. I really wanted a soft shirt but felt the fabric did not want to become cuffs or collar stands. The Pure and Simple jacket was perfect choice and I could use both sides of the fabric to add a little interest. I have made this jacket twice before and blogged about the one here . I had a bit of a dilemma about the pockets….I had the concealed pockets cut out but was unsure because of the stretchy nature of the fabric and decided to use patch pockets instead. I used french seams for the sleeves (think it looks better when you roll the sleeves up) and side seams and finished the front facing with white silk bias binding.
Cost : I think I paid about $5xmetre ( it was part of deceased tailors’ estate) plus buttons.
Time : The top and pants about 3hours and the jacket about 4