Basic-Basic-Basic — we hear it all the time. We ask for timeless simplicity, but we really want more. This collection of 6 BASIC pieces gives you this.
This 6-piece wardrobe has many personalities and is not limited to this week’s fashion trend. Depending on fabric, embellishments, and creative touches you add, this mini-wardrobe will be timeless. The jacket has clean straight lines with roomy set-in sleeves for comfort. There is no lining; just front and yoke facings for very easy construction. The pull-on pants and skirt have elastic waists for comfort. The pants are full at the waist, tapering down to thinner legs. Or you can cut them straight legged or even slim them down to something with a closer fit. The pull-on tunic top can have short or long sleeves. You can also lengthen the hem, and you’ll have a straight sheath dress. The simple long tunic vest and short curved vest complete this wardrobe.
The basic shapes are a great "canvas" to use for creative sewing such as embellishing, piecing, embroidery, stamping, or fabric painting.
Because this pattern is a simple unstructured design you will find there will be few sizing adjustments needed. By using the "on the body" fitting concept you will see what is needed and how much to take in when sewing the side seams to get the firt you really want. Even the pants are quick to sew and simple to fit to your body size by using the "on the body" fitting before finishing.
This pattern sizes from small to XXLarge.
I personally prefer the natural fibers: cotton, linen, silk, wool. Poly blends also work well. Each fabric weight, drape, weave, and texture adds indiviual charm to each garment. I often use fabric from the home decorating department for the jacket and vests. Knits work if they are tight knits with not a lot of stretch. When picking fabric for pants, do remember that the softer the drape, the closer to your body the fabric will hang. Soft drape means a thinner look!
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