It wouldn’t be an 8 Days a Week pattern collection if I didn’t make an outfit for 8 days a week! So here we go!
Day 1: Business Casual
Neptune Tee + Go To Knit Pants
Fabric: Gray knit jersey blend from Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft. It has a painted on gold fleck (that comes of if you iron, FYI). Front neckline triangle cutout with black interlock inset.
Pattern Alterations: I made a size Large tee but blended it down to the XL at the hips. I also shortened the sleeves 2 inches because I’m short. I cut the curved hem for the bodice back and the straight hem for the bodice front. You can’t tell in the photos because I tucked it in.
Notes: The triangle cutouts intimidated me, I’m not going to lie. Fortunately they were actually really easy to do. I sewed the cutouts, neckline and hem on my sewing machine. I used my serger for the side seams. But you could definitely just use your sewing machine for the whole shirt. I absolutely love the fit of this shirt. After this first one I cut out a bunch to fill my closet. It’s super comfortable and the cutout (optional on sleeves and back of neckline as well) creates an element that takes a tee up a level. Definitely recommend this pattern.
Go To Knit Pants View C:
In an effort to be transparent, you should know I designed this pattern.
Fabric: Black 4-way stretch knit. Very soft with a great drape.
Pattern Alterations: I omitted the regular waistband and created more of a yoga waistband. Tutorial on that next week. I also cut about 2 inches off the top of the pants before adding the waistband. The waistband is larger and I am also rather short waisted. I also followed pattern instructions for making the medium length. I wanted to be able to wear these with heals.
Notes: This view has a waist that falls closer to your natural waist. If you like lower rise pants you can easily trim off the top before adding the waistband. The pants could not be more comfortable. I can imagine living in these. Oh wait, I already am…
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Yep, there’s my backside!
Special thanks to my husband who took my photos even though I was giving him this look: