Tuesday, July 17, 2012

McCall's 5633

This is the latest project I've completed. I made View A (based on the amount of fabric I had). I planned to to this about a year ago, but kept putting it off. The reason being that these have a fly front and I was terrified of making anything with a fly. Well, now that I've made several pairs of jeans with success, I knew it was time for these. I used some kind of linen blend fabric (washable) that I had remaining from a previous project. I do like the fit and style of the shorts/pants.



I definitely think that this is something that I can see myself making again. I actually prefer the pants (Views B and C), so I think I may tackle that next time. Here is a picture of the shorts not rolled up:



Since I'm more used to the Bermuda shorts style, I tend to wear them like this more often. But either way, this is an easy pattern and very comfortable to wear.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Reading about sewing...

The other day I was reading an article in the August/September Threads magazine. I was particularly interested in the article on determining your figure type ( http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26235/get-the-ideal-silhouette-self-evaluation-worksheet).Thwas This was easy for me to determine for myself because I have always been a "column" (I say rectangle). Pretty much straight up and down. I guess that's why I tend to gravitate to dresses with princess seams, because they tend to give some waist definition - something I've always wanted. But, I'm 50 years old and things could be worse - LOL!. I'm trying harder this year to see myself as I am and deal with what I have, rather than to think of myself as I wish I was. Regardless, the article is very good and worth checking out. I need to figure out what style separates are best for me (especially skirts). I know what I like (A-line) and that's usually what I make for myself.

Anyway, I'm finishing up a project now that I hope to have completed sometime this week.