Here's my last project from Selfish Sewing week:
pattern: Ottobre Design 05/11 #4 "Everyday Scoop Neck Raglan T-shirt"
fabric: rayon/poly knit from Joann Fabrics, reverse side used for binding and finishing the hem/sleeves
mods: cut the longest length for sleeves and body
This is a super comfy top. Seriously, I could live in it. The fabric is so soft and warm. Even though I'm still turning my nose up a little over the glitter/sparkles, I'm going to buy some of the other colorways. It's that soft and cozy!
The fit is relaxed but still has some shape to it. The only thing I would change is the sleeve length. They need to be about an inch longer. I prefer my long sleeve shirts to hit just below my wrist.
I wore my new t-shirt to a Cross Country Invitational on Saturday to cheer on K and her teammates. (Purple and Gold are the school colors.) But my top wasn't the only item sewn by me at the meet. K wore her new sweatpants over her uniform for the bus ride home.
pattern: Ottobre Design 04/2011 #33 "Longicorn Sweatpants"
fabric: I used a pair of brand new men's XL sweatpants
inspiration: Aeropostale Cuffed Lounge Sweat Pants
mods: added 7 inches to the length, didn't do the front pockets
Since the original sweatpants didn't have an seam on the outside, I taped the Longicorn front/back pattern pieces together. Why add a seam if you don't have to? I also cut the pattern out so that I preserved the existing side pockets.
I deliberately made these extra long so that they will fit (hopefully!) for several years. The pair of Aeropostale sweat pants I bought for K at Christmastime end about an inch above her ankle now. They started off plenty long enough...
To truly fit like the inspiration pair, they would need to be narrower. But I made these knowing they'd more than likely be going on over her uniform shorts. Perhaps for Christmas this year, I can make her a slimmer pair. I'm adding that to the list!