mandag den 21. november 2016

Alexandria & Axel sitting in a tree....

I'm part of the Indiesew Blogger Team and most of the patterns used in this post are sponsored by Indiesew. I'll link directly to the patterns below.

I've got two makes to show you today.

First up is the Axel skirt designed by the brillant Megan Nielsen. Did she just write skirt? Oh, yes she did. This is in fact the Axel skirt combined with a bodice from one of my favorite knit dress patterns. The original fitted pull on skirt pattern is designed with centre seams at both front and back - and you can wear it as you please. If you prefer to have the slit at the front you simply just do so. Smart, right?! I eliminated the centre front seam and put the slit at the back of the skirt/dress. The skirt sits at the natural waist so it's pretty easy to pair with a bodice as I've done here. The high neck dress has a short (almost) invisible zipper at the back.
I did in fact also make an Axel skirt - but completely forgot to photograph it. It's made of stretchy medium weight faux suede. Again, a fabric with great stretch and recovery, perfect for the Axel.

The fabric is a soft scuba with great stretch and recovery. This kind of fabric is perfect for pencil skirts and fitted dresses - but also for more roomy designs as cocoon shaped wear.


My second make is the Alexandria Peg Trousers designed by Named Clothing. These easy to sew cropped pull on pants have lovely deep pockets and brillantly designed pleats at the front. You can add a drawstring if you prefer. I added a little length to the pants and made the waistband a little wider than the original one. I also made the elastic fairly loose so the pants sit lower on my hip. I've got super skinny calves and ankles so I tapered the already pretty tapered pants even more. I've used a knit fabric with a little stretch for this version, so I've no problem getting them on. Well, even if I'd made them with a non-stretch woven I'm sure they would slip right over my feet any way.
I love how these pants turned out: the fabric choise is perfect imo. One of my favorite makes this year!!

 Hope I've inspired you to make your own Alexandrias and Axels.

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