Saturday, January 31, 2015

DIY -- Sweatsuit -- New Look 6142

DIY --Sweatsuit -- New Look 6142

This project was a long time in the making. I bought pattern in the spring of last year with the thought of making a warm sweatsuit this winter.  I purchased this fabric of course from Joann Fabrics on Black Friday! I was on another blog one day and after reading the blogger say there was no stretch I was a little bummed. I didn't realize even after I bought it was there was no stretch to it, but I still wanted to make this outfit anyway and I wasn't letting that stop me.

I have no idea what happened to my borders for the other pics...they just disappeared.

The fabric I chose for the top and bottom was a sweatshirt fleece in a hot pink and black. 

I love patterns that don't have many pieces to cut!

I didn't take many pictures of sewing the sweat jacket. I did have to take up in the sleeve cap and adjust the shoulders.  Because this is unisex there will have to be some adjustments made for a more petite body.  I was getting ready to sew in the sport zipper.  I still have yet to put in a zipper that I don't have to rip out. There is always something.  I will get it one day though! LOL

Working on the hood for was fairly easy too.  I am starting to think of myself as an advanced beginner.  Sewing a hood was as first for me as well. 

This was probably my least favorite part.  Trying to sew this twill tape to the seam between the hood and the back was tricky, but I got it!!

This is my favorite part...using this tool to pull elastic and fabric through casings!!

It feels good to put the finishing touches on my work with my custom labels from It also feels good against my skin because they are NOT scratchy and irritating like some tags can be. You can see my previous post about my labels (HERE)

I am pretty proud of how this came out.  I think the next time I make this I will make the sleeves a little tighter. That is really the only alteration I would make on this.   I mean there is no problem with with them being loose, but sometimes I like tighter clothing. I do like that the sweatpants are high-waist so I can put my little mommy pouch in it. It was easy to follow and easy to make.

Until New Time!!



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