Showing posts with label McCall's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McCall's. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

McCall's 5252 - DONE!

This is a situation where I purchased the fabric without a clear idea of what I wanted to do with it. Well, that was probably about 5 years ago. Then about 2 years ago, when I decided I would make this top, I got everything prepped and ready to go. But, then it went nowhere. So I finally decided to go ahead and get it done. Of course, it only took a few hours of actual sewing time to put this together.

Anyway, it's warm, comfortable, and it fits well. I did shorten it quite a bit. I think the top would have been too long otherwise. It is made from fleece, so it's very soft. It's pretty straight-forward. I would definitely make something like this again. The pattern has lots of variations, so for me, this is a pattern worth having.

And since I joined the RTW (ready-to-wear) fast, I feel good and motivated that I've gotten another project done!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shorts completed!

I finished my second pair of Colette Patterns "Iris" shorts the other day. These are so comfortable and easy to make. Also, this is the only shorts pattern that I didn't have to alter in any way. In the pictures I paired this up with the McCall's jacket (6172) I made a while back. I used the same material for the shorts so that I could have this shorts "suit".

Now as the end of summer approaches, I need to think about what to sew for Fall. I've been looking through magazines to get some inspiration as well as looking through my own closet to see what's needed. In the meantime, I plan to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having as much as possible.

Happy sewing everyone!


Friday, September 17, 2010

More on jeans


I just bought a new pattern (new for me) for jeans. It's McCall's 5894. I like that it at looks more like the jeans I buy. The waistband is a little different than the other pattern I tried, so maybe these won't dip down as much in the back as the others did. We'll see. At least now I also know what adjustments I need to make in order to make a better fitting pair. That's the main reason I decided to complete the ones I had in the drawer for two years. But, I'm not making jeans now though. I'm currently working on a blazer (Kwik Sew 3715) that I've made before, but I'm using a blue tweed-like fabric this time. I want something that is casual that I can wear with jeans. As the weather (eventually) gets cooler, I want to have something to wear.