Sooner or later we will get hit with dropping temperatures and I want to be prepared! I’m talking about Eleanor’s wardrobe of course. I made 2 new patterns that are perfect to keep her warm, the slanted seam hoodie (with a hi-lo hem) and the side pocket pants that can store all kinds of stuff!
The leopard print is amazing too and people comment on it everywhere we go. I think I want some for myself 🙂
First, the hoodie.
The front has 3 separate pieces that are sewn together to add texture and allow you to mix and match. Many times, I do a solid color in the middle with a print. There’s also a separate piece at the top back.
The hem is a hi-lo look so the back drops further than the front, because it’s adorable and who doesn’t love that?
Here’s a few photos of it being put together so you can see how easy it is.
Front sewn together:
Back sewn together:
Back and front connected and sleeves sewn on:
Side seams closed:
Hood pieced together:
Hood sewn on:
Cuffs and band sewn on. Here you can see the hem difference as well.
That’s it! Now for the pants.
The pockets get a little pleat sewn in them at the bottom to add volume, then a band is sewn across the top and the edges are pressed in 1/4″:
Pockets are pinned to the side of the pants 3.5″ below the waist:
Both pockets are sewn on:
Inseam is sewn shut then the ankle cuffs and waistband are sewn on:
And the drawstring completes them!
They are easy and stylin’ 🙂
Seriously, you gotta find some leopard print in your future!