The “¡Viva México!” Ensemble
Fabric: Jacket – not sure, feels like a parachute (from stash), Tank – Crepe, Pants – Stretch Cotton
Pattern: Simplicity 4192
Notions: White Thread
Time to Complete: 5 hours for the jacket & top, 4 hours for the pants (used my rolled hem foot) to finish the pants edges & struggled a little to turn the ties inside/out.
First worn: Indoor photo shoot, it’s winter in NYC!
Wear again? Absolutely and I think I’m going to make a second pair of pants.
Total Price: Jacket material I had from a sample sale, I think the piece was $1, crepe & cotton $10, thread I had leftover from another project. So $11.
Ironically this challenge coincided with the first snow of the season in NYC. Dreaming of our next vacation in Mexico I used this pattern from my collection. The jacket and top were straight forward sewing and the pants allowed me to use my rolled hem foot. I practiced on scraps and found that by setting my stitch size small, my speed button to turtle and selected needle/down position made it easy to round the curves on the pants and feed the fabric for a tight clean roll over. The biggest challenge turned out to be turning the ties on the pants inside out, in hand with a tweezer and chopstick it was slow going, even my husband pitched in to help. He suggested “Don’t you think there is a tool for this?”. A quick google search and voila, yes there is. Next pair of pants won’t be so challenging!