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Topic: Simplicity 2338 and also hot pants  (Read 2120 times)
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« on: September 21, 2010 11:46:12 PM »

Has anyone sewn up Simplicity 2338? My cousin's wedding is in a couple weeks and I thought it would make a really lovely dress but I'm curious as to anyone else's experience with said pattern. I go to grad school full time and work part time so my sewing time is limited. I'm a fairly advanced sewist but I don't want to deal with a particularly fiddly pattern requiring loads of alterations.

Also, hot pants.
I'm on a roller derby team and I am so annoyed with finding hot pants to wear over tights and under skirts. I have a big belly and so many hot pants and boy shorts are low-rise and hip hugging. What that means with a bigger belly is that the waist is rarely high enough and ends up rolling under and my belly flops out. Not cool. I want to make myself a few pairs of hot pants that are higher waisted but I don't really have a pattern. Lycra is not the cheapest and I don't want to just cut into fabric and experiment with no plan in mind. Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010 07:05:33 AM »

As far as the shorts go, I'd start with some shorts that fit well enough, then buy some coordinating fabric and add a higher waist to them. You could even get some old tights and use the waistband from that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011 08:48:00 PM »

I am MEGA late to the party here... but I feel your pain; i'm in EXACTLY the same position!!!

So! hotpants!!!

But a pair of derbyskins.... they fit large, so buy a size down from what you normally get.

Lay them out to draw a pattern, but draw the waist higher (so it goes up to your bellybutton/ waist/ wherever you want it).

Then use that as a pattern to make NEW hotpants.

I'm sticking with thick dance Lycra fabric, and the skins are SUCH a good fit, that the modified hotpants should end up about perfect.

Now if skins actually made them highwaisted.. oh man, i'd be one happy derby gal!

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