I happened to be cruising the aisles at Darn Cheap Fabrics last week when I spotted the green/blue ponte knit. I always have trouble describing this colour – is it teal? It’s a colour that I really love, and thought would work nicely into my wardrobe for another pair of Elle pants.
Same old construction – the pattern has already been shortened in two places, one above the knee and one below, and it is put together on the overlocker, with the twin needle used around the waistband and on the hems. The hem is one and a quarter inches. I could possibly sew these pants in my sleep. I wandered around the aisles with the ponte in my arms, then my eye alighted on the abstract feather printed knit. How could I resist! It coordinated so well!
This top pattern is super easy too – construction on the overlocker, with hems secured by Vliesofix before twin needling in place. I quite like the small ridge that you can get when twin needling, although I know that many people fiddle around with their sewing machine tension in order to eliminate it. However I enjoy it as a detail.
I am very pleased with this outfit – and discovered today that my mustard Abby cardi works really well over it too. I’ve had some very satisfying simple makes lately!