August 22, 2016

I always love these posts. Partly because it gives me lots of ideas on styling my new patterns, but also because it’s super fun to see similar versions of these styles going for hundreds of dollars and knowing that I can make something just as beautiful and perfectly fit to my body.

Crop pants, pleated shorts, and camis are all trendy throw backs to the 90s that you can see everywhere in the stores right now. It’s pretty weird that the throwbacks that are trendy now are the ones that I wore in my teen years. But whatever. I think that sewing is all about experimenting and having fun with what you wear.

First up is the Emerson crop pant. There are two main things that I have noticed about the crop pants in stores. They are high waisted to still give you a long visual leg and they are wide at the bottom (so they are not to be confused with their thinner legged cousin the capri pant). They can be extra full (more like culottes), pleated or flat front, elastic waist or zip fly, but they are always high waisted and wide leg. One other thing that I can say about the crop pant is that they are crazy comfortable. I really never want to take them off! Here are some that I have seen for sale to give you some inspiration.


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View B of the Emerson pattern is a pleated short. Just like View A it has a flat front, elastic back and full leg opening. They are super comfy, easy to wear, and a quick sew. Here are a few similar styles that I have seen to give you some ideas of what you could make for yourself.


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I am pretty obsessed with the Ogden cami pattern. Not only is it a super quick sew, but it feels sexy and as easy to pair with a pair of jeans as it is with a skirt. I love the Ogden cami paired with the Emerson because the minimalist silhouette of the cami is a perfect balance to the wider and more loose feel of the Emerson crop pant or shots. V neck cami’s are everywhere right now so here are few to give you some inspiration.


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That’s it for now. Monday I will post some fabric recommendations and a schedule for the sewalongs of both the Emerson and Ogden Patterns (just waiting on some fabric to arrive before I confirm dates). I also have at least one hack tutorial coming soon as well.


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  • Reply Clio August 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Ooh, I love some of the Ogden inspiration neckline embellishments/variations. This is rapidly becoming a TNT pattern for me – so versatile! I need one in every color, pattern and fabric!

  • Reply True Bias August 24, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    thanks so much Clio. So glad that you love the pattern! I agree. I want to try one with lace now.

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