Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sewing for my mothers - Butterick 6457 for my mom and Lekala 4177+5155 for my mother in law
After cutting the pieces and started to put them together I really didn't thought I can save anything from it. The pants are absolutely huge I have no idea what happens I never got so far off with Lekala before.. and the to seemed to short. I didn't even what to mention the project for a while to my mother in law. Then about 2 weeks ago when I had a bit more free time I thought that maybe I can save something out of it and got them with me when we met and had her try it on.
Luckily the top was not that short and after using the smallest possible seam allowance at the shoulder and waist I got a decent top out of it.
The pants on the other hand were really off. They were so large that she could easily fit in them without any zipper. were way to long on either side so I took quite a few centimeters out of the waist and then put and elastic waistband there. Then shortened a few times down to finally get them to a point where my mother in law felt comfortable walking in them without tripping.
This was supposed to be a test drive for the pattern with an option to make a new set if all went well. I think I saved it quite nicely in a jumpsuit look. But the pants pattern is long gone; trashed right away. The top might worth a 2nd version but I am not really all that impressed with this one.
I think they both were happy with their new garments or if they weren't they didn't dare say it :).