Black Linen Pants and V8390 Top

Thought from the sewing room: None today.
I’m a little late with this post.  I have been working and harvesting veggies in my garden.
Well I wanted an outfit that was little more relaxed for work but was still professionally business casual. I think this fits the ticket.  I only go into the office a couple days a week and I work from home the remainder of the week.  But, I still maintain a true business casual dress code when I go to the office. Because of our newly work from home policy(wfh), which I’m totally digging, I’m revamping my work wardrobe. I want to have a good balance of dresses, pants,skirts and blouses. The last two dresses I made, I wore to work and receive complements.  That was pretty cool.
For my lined black linen pants I use OOP V2913.  I have blog about this pants pattern in the past.  So, I will not go into details.  For the top I used V8390.  Here are the details.
Pattern Description: Wrap front top is gathered at left side. A: halter. B: short sleeve. C: below elbow length sleeve.
Fabric: Black and white rayon jersey from Joann’s I purchased last year. White jersey lining from Emma One Sock.
Pattern Adjustments: About 95% of the time, I will take the time to make muslin’s. Especially, if the garment close or semi fitted.  But on this top I winged it.  I made the following adjustments an 1/2 inch FBA for knits (I used Louise Cuttings techinque), added width to sleeves, petite adjustment and a swayback adjustment. I cut an 18 in the top and graded to a 20 in the hips.  Because this a knit, I decided not to add additional width in the hips.
Sewing Details: This blouse is self lined in the front. Since this jersey is light weight, I was concerned with the balance of the weight on the back. So, I lined the back with a jersey lining to keep the blouse in balance. I used a machine stretch stitch and serged the seam allowances. I used the finished in V1250 for the back neckline and re-adjusted the top stitching down the front. 
Conclusion: Overall, I like the pattern and the fit.  It adds variety to my current collection of tops.  However, I do need to tweak the fit a little more. I need to shorten the wrap a little more.  There’s a little too much cleavage for my taste. So, I did a little threading to secure.
Next in my queue is V1329 in linen.  I have completed the muslin. But,I need to make a few more ajustments. The goal is have it complete by the end of the weekend. 
Well that is all for now. 
Until next time……..keep sewing.


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  1. I love both pieces!! Do you know I've been sewing for over 30 years and never made a pair of linen pants? Crazy huh? That may change now seeing your beautiful version!

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