I saw this pattern when I was browsing and although it is nothing like I have ever worn I wanted to make it.

One of my favourite fabric Brands is Art Gallery Fabrics and it took me no time at all to decide to use this combination of print and plain to make the garments in.

I was not disappointed! 

This is an absolutely gorgeous outfit and I love it so much.  It is extremely comfortable to wear, it is fun and so different to what is available ready made.

The pattern instructions are very detailed  and easy to follow. For the first time ever I sewed the whole outfit on my overlocker.

Don't worry if you don't have one, a zigzag stitch is perfect.

The bodice is self lined and I used the contrast on the inside.

This is the front bodice with the centre front snipped into in order to make it easier to turn it right way round.

Just keep following the instructions.

To make the armholes the bodice front and back are placed one inside the other right sides together and stitched.

It magically pulls out to make beautifully finished edges to the arms.

The shoulder seams are stitched together the same way, then the side seams.

This method makes for a very neat finish to the bodice.

The skirt is stitched together, you need to make sure that when you gather it to fit the bodice the pattern markings match and the gathers are evenly spaced.

I decided to finish the hem with some stretch lace.

The pants were also made on the overlocker. Don't forget to mark the back so that it is easy to identify the front and back.

The cuff is in the contrast fabric.

The contrast cuff pulls the whole outfit together and is actually far easier than stitching a hem on this four way stretch fabric!

The instructions tell us to make a waistband firstly by cutting a piece of elastic four inches shorter than your waist. I didn't do this because I wanted to make sure that the pants were comfortable.

I laid my elastic ends next to each other and joined them together by sewing over spare scraps of fabric several times to make a flat join.

To find my waist size I pinned elastic together and put it around my waist, adjusting it until it felt very comfortable but would actually do the job of holding my pants up! 

I also folded the edge over the elastic to cover it completely as I didn't want just elastic next to my skin.

And this is the finished outfit .do please consider making one yourself, it can be made very glamorous with a different colour scheme maybe using some stretch lace as on the other view in the pattern.

Finally I had a few scraps left so I put them to use by making this little camisole which can be worn with the pants.

It fits perfectly and like the other garments is extremely comfortable to wear.

If you fancy Bra making then this pattern is a great place to start. 

I am so thrilled with this outfit. What do you think? I can see me lounging on the sofa watching TV in it.

Thank you Minerva for these fabrics and for keeping our spirits up through this awful pandemic. 

Angela 

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