The Pine Cove pattern
If you’re new to this blog, Pine Cove is a pattern by Itch to Stitch.
The front top overlaps and is closed by ties.
There’s one patch pocket on the (wearer’s) right side and a slit/side allows more freedom of movement.
The pants are loose and have an elasticated waistband.
The drafted height is 168 cm and since, she’s only 152 cm, I had to chop length everywhere.
The top was cut at the neckline and below the armscye.
Once done, I assessed the ratio between old vs. new length and modified the pocket accordingly for a better visual effect. I also moved it down.
I muslined the pants though because I wanted to be sure that only leg length would need to be altered, and not the crotch area. I was pleasantly surprised that only the leg length had to be addressed.
Tips for cutting and sewing sateen
You will need thin needles (size 70 was perfect). Clips are great for preventing tiny holes.
I also tried and not cut on the fold, preferring transferring the paper piece in double on the fabric.
If you can, lower the pressure foot’s pressure.
Since that fabric didn’t crease at all, I also used some Wondertape.
This sateen from LaPandaLove fabric is amazing. I had already sewn some LaPandaLove fabric (the swim fabric is great too). All of the LaPandaLove fabrics are made from recycled materials so that’s a great way to sustainability.
VERY important: this pattern is a fabric hog so you will need some large width of fabric. The back is cut on fold, hence the large WOF.
Since I had modified the length in two places, including the neckline, I didn’t know how to handle the neckband. I did it as follows:
- I pinned the outer band from the bottom to the center back.
- I did the same on the other side and joined both bands at the CB. I cut the extra fabric.
- Then, I followed the instructions to sew the inner to the outer bands. Easy.
It was easier to put some Wondertape to glu the sateen pieces together.
This set is really cute and the drafting is amazing, as always.
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