Hope you all are well out there. With everything that is going on, I haven’t had much energy to sew, however I’m trying to push through… how about ya’ll? I wanted to lift my spirits a little by making spring mommy and me outfits.
I used a stretch eyelet, didn’t know that was a thing?! I’m glad it is because I adore it. It holds up like a woven and has a good bit of horizontal stretch like a knit. Great for patterns that call for a woven fabric.
This lovely fabric is from Mily Mae, It captures the spring season so well and so light and airy. I was going to use it for my girl’s Easter dresses but with things up in arms, that is not going to happen. So, I decided on the causal look of paper bag style pants and skirt. I used the youth Paper Bag Pants and the Paper Bag Skirt patterns from both Ellie and Mac.
Youth Paper Bag Pants
It’s intended for wovens and some knits.
There is also an adult version using stable knits.
- I sized down but kept the leg length, ie… My daughter wears a size 6, so I cut a size 5 and only cut at the size 6 mark on the hem (Hope that makes sense). I wanted a slimmer look and not a huge paper bag effect at the waist.
- I ruched the sides of the pants at the bottom in the side seam. I marked how far I wanted them to scrunch up, cut my elastic half of that measurement plus half an inch. Here is a good video tutorial on how to ruch with elastic from Sew Greek Mama.
Paper Bag Skirt
- Sizes XXS-5XL
- I cut the height of waist down by 1″
- I didn’t turn up the hem (gotta love knits)
Even though we may not be able to get good use out of our outfits now, we definitely can in the heat of the summer.
🥳 Mily Mae Fabrics is having a Birthday Sale 29% off your purchase until 3/29/20! Use code CORONABDAY29
🧵 Ellie and Mac is also having a sale due to the uncertain circumstances we are facing, all patterns are 60% off, cut and embroidery files are 99 cents.
Stay safe and healthy!
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