Basic Pullover Top & Owyn Pants

I had gone into Bolt last week to scope out fabric for some projects prior to their holiday sale this weekend and scored the following: stretch black denim, red cotton-linen with tiny navy hearts and a dotted chambray. I sewed up two of the projects today, which were easy and quick. I used the denim for the Owyn pants from the new Lotta Jansdotter book, Everyday Style. These are casual pull-on pants with an elastic waist. I wanted to try the uneven, fraying denim hem trend and like how they came out. I made a size medium based on the sizing chart, but probably will go down to a small if I make them again. I used the chambray for a pullover V-neck top from my new Japanese pattern book. I love the split hem and dolman sleeves. The back is one piece and the front has raglan sleeve construction. I plan to make a dress from the same pattern book and will work on that in the coming few weeks.












Comments

redsilvia said…
You've now forced me to buy the Janna book. Such cute things! The fabrics you picked up are great! You're kick starting my sewing urges.

Happy and healthy New Year!
Melissa Lim said…
Happy new year, Silvia! Yes, that book is so great.
Anonymous said…
could you tell me how i can get the japanese book? great shirt
Melissa Lim said…
Check Etsy or Amazon Japan for Japanese pattern books.
Jennifer Ng said…
Hi Melissa, I'm also making the Owyn pants. I couldn't figure out why the back piece is longer than the front from the drafted pattern. I saw that yours is the same but I am wondering if yours is intentional (you cut the front shorter)? Thanks for sharing,
Melissa Lim said…
Sorry, Jennifer, only seeing your comment now! Yes, I intentionally made the length of the front of the pants shorter than the back.

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