Last spring, I picked up this fabric in the remnant section for a couple of some small change. It is an organic cotton from Cloud 9; lovely soft feel to it. I liked the little bit of yellow in the print and thought it would be good to pair with the yellow top.
The plan was to make a pair of printed jeans, something like this…
So, you would think it would be a straight forward project, just a little bit of tweaking to level up the lines across the pattern pieces. But no, check out the flaws in the pattern repeat…
You would think that a fabric design company like Cloud 9 would have the skills to blend the edges of the pattern repeat and avoid this type of thing. And also, that I would pay more attention to the repeat before I purchased the fabric. The bands would look really obvious on a pant leg so I ended up cutting each piece separately to avoid the banding as much as possible. This took up more fabric and I didn’t have enough to make full length pants. I umm’d and arr’d over the decision to make capris, Bermudas or shorts and ended up going with capris.
The pattern is adapted from my pant sloper : Back dart changed to yoke, back pocket with curved edges (and pattern matched), slightly wider waistband
Nothing flash, but a bit of fun to help get though the summer.
3 thoughts on “Capris – A bit of fun”
Wow, they look great with that top!
Clever! And I would expect a flaw as obvious as this to be marked by the seller, even in the remnant section. Good save though and cute capris. Are you surviving over there?