Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sportswear for my Love ~KwikSew1242& NewLook6473

Jed's turn and what he wanted was a leather cap.
I am working on that one.
What he needed was a casual, sports wear type of thing.
Something to put on in the evening or to wear to informal  meetings.
Yet another Kwiksew polo top.
Yet again I lengthened the pocket and fused a large square of interfacing to the wrong side to stabilise it (the pocket).
Yet again I used the quality rugby knit I purchased in bulk from Lloyd Curzon
However, this time I mixed it up with a light denim collar.
I use jeans thread for the topstitching and metal buttons instead of the usual rubber ones.
I also left off the labelling tape.
The track pants are NewLook6473. I spent quite some time altering the pattern for Hugo and it seemed to have created 'magic' pants.
Since then I have made Zara, Elsa and Hugo several more pairs, all the same size and now a pair for Jed!
Jed tends to find track pants a bit on the warm side so I used a sturdy but light weight poly/cotton knit I picked up from Eliza's.
I topstitched all the seams and re-inforced and stitched down the pocket bags as Jed is so hard on his clothes.
The draw string is faux but I think it dresses them up.
Jed has short legs, really short legs, think #gnomesewing.
I choose the colours this time, it is quite subdued for my colour loving Love.
I like it but I do admit the lighter coloured bottoms don't help him look taller.
'Lets get physical, physical'
'What are those sheep doing, Trix'?
~Jed's Verdict~
Comfy, good fit, they look good on my short legged frame.
Tailor made for me.

I had better find the cap pattern.

xx N


  1. Very RTW looking! You certainly have good sources for fabric.

    1. Thank you Siobhan, isn't it crazy but 'That looks RTW' is such a sort after compliment?
      I have way too much fabric, my partner loves a bargain, think a 25 m roll of air force camo.....
      xx N

  2. They look fantastic ( love the Trixie/ Tildy photo bombing )