Friday, May 12, 2017

Working it Out with Patterns for Pirates (P4P)


I swear I love my Facebook Groups.   My FB sewing groups are full of inspiration, motivation and information.  Because of them, I have learned all types of tips, tricks, techniques, online fabric stores, and independent pattern companies outside of "The Big 4" (Simplicity, Butterick, McCalls and Vogue).  

One of those independent pattern companies is Patterns for Pirates (P4P).  I learned about this company while admiring the posts of Knitpop's FB group.  Once I joined the P4P group, my timeline began to flood with Peg Legs and Raglan tops and other patterns from the P4P collection!   I felt left out so I had to get in on the action.  With that being said, introducing my first P4P ensemble!



It was mighty comfortable on my bike ride through the city.   The bottoms/leggings were created using P4P's Peg Legs pattern and the top was made from their Raglan top pattern.  They were both so simple to create it's not even worth talking about.  Just DO IT!!



I purchased the fabric for the peg legs from Joann Fabrics.  It was an active denim that I found among their active wear section.  The fabric is thicker than the other options available but when I finally put them on, I realized I would need something stronger and with more compression and hold in order to jog or participate in any high impact work out classes.  I like my workout pants to provide some hold and support for all of these thighs I carry around.  My asset also needs some hold and support......I just don't like jiggling in the gym.

I will look for some of the dri-fit Nike fabric.  I've been told that it is the fabric that I'm looking for because it is what we are all used to from the department stores.




The fabric for the top was purchased at Fine Fabrics in Norcross, Ga (ATL).  Very inexpensive and thin as well.  I added the #staytuned using heat transfer vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo.   I want everyone at the gym to know that I mean business.  They should all #staytuned so they don't miss the progress!

Also!!
You guys should #STAYTUNED for more posts on Fully Coutured as I continue to 
Take Fashion Into My Own Hands.