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I’ve been a lover of plaid since I was a child, It’s one of those patterns you can dress up or down with ease. It looks great as a shirt, dress, pants or coat. When I saw this fabric while visiting Mood NY, my first thought was a great fitted dress but at the last minute thought the scale of this plaid would be better suited for pants. It’s the perfect wool with a touch of crosswise stretch. Instead of searching for an appropriate pattern, I decide to put my seam ripper to use and ripped up one of my favorite pair of jeans damaged by bleach.

The great thing about using a piece of clothing as a pattern is the fact the fit is already accurate, so with the exception of a few tweaks this is a no fail process.

Tweaks:
-Removed pockets
-Added 2" to the width of the waist band
-Added 3" to the pant length

The top was made using a silk georgette that feels amazing and one of the easiest silks I’ve sewn with. The pattern used for this top was Vogue V8772 with the following alterations:

-Added 2" to the length of the sleeve
-Removed the sleeve button option and added a band
-Added a gathered shoulder
-Removed the darts from the from of the pattern
(TIP) make sure you interface the button and button hole section

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