Recently, as a Minerva* Brand Ambassador, I had the opportunity to test for them one of their cotton bamboo jersey which is part of the Minerva Core Range* collection.
With my 3 metres of Bordeaux Cotton Bamboo Jersey*, I chose to make some loungewear clothing given that I work from home and I would like to be comfortable. I chose to use the Vogue V1835* which includes both a top and a pair of trousers. It even includes a pattern for slippers if one wants to have a complete matching outfit.
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For more information about my thoughts about working with this fabric, please check my post on the Minerva* website here*.
Pattern: Vogue 1835* – Misses’ close-fitting tops can be worn on or off the shoulder; close-fitting cropped pants have elastic waist and drawstring waist. Slippers are lined.
Sizing: all available sizes in one envelope A (XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL). I cut a Medium.
Fabric: 3 m Cotton Bamboo jersey
Notions: 3cm wide elastic
Modifications: On the top: swayback adjustment of 1.5 cm, and shortened the long sleeve by 8 cm. On the trousers, I did a full thigh adjustment of 2 cm on the back trouser pattern which resulted in lengthening the crotch as well. I also shortened the length by 5 cm to account for my 5 ft 2 height. I used only the elastic in the waistband and skipped the drawstring entirely.
Instructions: they seem pretty easy to follow. I did not need to follow the instructions. I just checked the seam allowance and glanced at the diagrams.
Fit: the fit is ok. The top looks a little too long. I think it needs shortening, but given that I’ll wear this outfit at home it does not matter much that it is a little longer than it should.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Yes
Watch out for: n/a
Make Again?: yes for sure. I might shorten the bodice on the top.