We love seeing stitchers wearing a head-to-toe handmade outfit sewn from multiple Liesl + Co patterns! Sharon has sewn two pieces that she will be able to wear year-round. Take it away, Sharon!
Hello! Sharon here today with my Peckham Trousers and Strasbourg Henley top. I wanted to make an outfit that is great for most all seasons, and this one fits the bill.
I made the top view for the henley versus the bodysuit option. I have had the knit fabric in my stash for a while, and it was perfect for this pattern. The fabric is lightweight and has a lot of stretch, so I took the sewing slowly. This pattern is straightforward and can be made in a day. The only modification I made to this pattern was adding 6.5 inches in length. I love the fit and how comfortable this top is.
For the Peckham trousers, I did make several modifications. These pants are truly made just for me. How I decided where I needed to make the modifications was to sew up a muslin and check the fit. Then, I marked what areas needed adjustments made. Liesl has some great blog posts on how to do this. I have more “curve” in my mid-section, so I went with a larger size for my waist and downgraded two sizes by the bottom of my leg. I took the back darts in a little more for a better fit at the backside. I have never had such a nice-fitting pair of pants. They are definitely worth the time it takes to make these. They are the most comfortable pair of slacks that I have ever owned. I plan on making myself two pairs up in a short length for summertime.
Well done, Sharon! The entire outfit looks great on you!
The pants are beautiful, and it must be so satisfying to know you can get more that fit you!!
I am in awe of your Henley, Sharon. I can see that the fabric is super stretchy, but it looks so well sewn. Lovely!