Stretch Cotton Sateen Burda 6879

 

I consider myself one fortunate soul.  Each month I have an opportunity to select from a huge inventory of gorgeous fabrics at Moods online fabric store.  This month I’m pleased to showcase my second pair of Burda 6879 made with Mood’s Theory Elmwood Stretch Cotton Sateen.  It’s all around beautiful:  the texture, the ease of sewing, the look.  This lovely sateen is a medium weight sateen elastane/cotton blend.  It has a soft hand with a silky finish.  It wears easy and is not binding.  The weight is sturdy enough to make a curved waistband that cradles your waist.  Beautiful that supports in all the right places. I bought this textile several months ago and it is still in stock.  This is a must have staple fabric and I’d recommend that you grab a few yards for that perfect structure jacket or jean style skirt.  And oh yeah, a pair of slim pants like the ones I’ve made.

 

 

One of my goals this summer is to sew more pants and woven tops.  So I decided to take a look at some of my UFO’s lurking in the recesses of my sew room before starting new projects.  And behold what did I find, my second pair of Burda 6879 cut and all ready to sew.

After making my first pair, also with Mood fabric, I immediately wanted more of the same style pants. So I ordered this sateen.  Between the large array of colors and prints there is something for everyone.

Initially, I had decided not to review the the lime and white shirt that I’m wearing with the pants.  This was also cut and ready to sew months ago.  But I changed my mind.  I at least wanted to tell the story about how it went from cute vintage shirt (Simplicity 1166) to pajama top.

 

In my creative little mind, I thought it would be great to add piping.  And so I did: collar, front, and armhole.   In the process of doing so, my sister comes by.  She joins me in the sewing room.  She says, “So you are making pajamas.”  Me…, UGG!! Suddenly, the shirt that I thought was coming along nicely, looked like pajamas.  So I quickly, added darts trying to give it shape.  Well, it still looks like pajamas according to my sewing buddies 🙁

 

 

Oh well, I’ll make some pajama shorts and call it a day 😉  Anyway, the fabric is a lovely cotton-lycra shirting by Ralph Lauren.  It’s still available as well.

Also pictured with Princeton Silk Twill top.

 

Happy Sewing!
C

 

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Comments


  • Faye Lewis
    July 6, 2016

    Your pants look fantastic Cennitta.

  • LInda (aCraftyScrivener)
    July 6, 2016

    Thank you for making something where the material (Theory stretch sateen) is in stock and available on line. Have you noticed any pilling of the fabric? It sounds ideal for a project I have in mind! I love your PJ top 🙂

    • Cennetta
      July 6, 2016

      Thanks, Linda. I have not experienced any pilling.

  • Nancy
    July 6, 2016

    You certainly achieved a perfect fit in the pants, right down to the perfect length! They look great on you. After all that work on the shirt- what if you made a white vest to pop over it to reduce the pj look that puts you off? You do wonderful work.

  • Cennetta
    July 6, 2016

    Thank you so much, Nancy. You are so right about the time spent. Especially, appling the piping. I don’t know about wearing a vest with it. But I will give the shirt pattern one more try. Hopefully it will turn out better next time.

  • Irene
    July 6, 2016

    The pants are beautiful. And that shirt definitely DOES NOT look like pyjamas. (IMHO)

    • Cennetta
      July 7, 2016

      Thank you, Irene. You are kind. 😉

  • Fiona
    July 8, 2016

    You’ve chosen the perfect fabrics for these projects, I love the seam lines and details of both patterns!

    • Cennetta
      July 8, 2016

      Great Fiona, I’m going to try the blouse pattern again to see if I can replicate the style lines on the envelope.

  • Lori
    July 11, 2016

    Very beautiful outfits, with great details.

    • Cennetta
      July 24, 2016

      Thank you, Lori.

  • Mery
    July 18, 2016

    Pajamas are wrinkled & shapeless. Classic piped blouse is classic piped blouse, and a very pretty summer one at that.

    • Cennetta
      July 24, 2016

      Thanks, Mery. After church today, I tried the blouse on again and decided it’s not PJ’s. Lol.