As a designer I was taught by my sewing mentor that when you find a pattern that fits you well it can be altered to any other garment.
I adopted her philosophy with her favorite pattern. What a fail! That was the pattern that worked for her. When I came across This Mcalls Pattern I now know what she meant.
I absolutely found my pattern. With some minor alterations at the hip line , some grading down at the top and trueing I’ve found my GOTO pattern.
The fabric was the wrong side of this black scuba knit found here and this animal print , pointe knit of similar weight found here all from Hancocks. I’m telling you this fabric is of high quality and feels AMAZING with a lush soft hand.
Oh my, how great this fabric sews. I’m a fan and it’s perfect for autumn winter garments.
Take a look
I just the wrong side of this fabric for a more matte look.
I love drafting : marking pens, pins, rulers….
Here is the animal print
Basically make the sleeve, cut if off, then reattach with a top stitch. If you don’t hand a steady hand there are pressor feet for that.
I altered this pattern by adding long sleeves and an elastic cuff. Beside it’s cold at work.