I am currently working on McCall’s M7681. I made a muslin front/back first since my measurements fell between 2 sizes. Then I made adjustments then cutting, marking, darts and lots of pressing done so far. I am excited to see how this turns out. The fabric is from Joann’s Fabrics and was part of the ever-growing stash.
Pinned on form
As promised, I loved this pattern so much I made #2 in blue. Super easy! The collar needs to be gently stretched around to get that nice effect.
Fabulous Red Dress for Christmas
This dress is Butterick B6616. It is super comfortable and was easy to make. I used a 2-way stretch and sew/serge combination.
The fabric was similar to a waffle weave that I found at Joanne Fabrics. I will definitely make this one again.
The collar was my absolute favorite thing about this dress. It looks so sharp and was not difficult at all to make.
I am in the process of setting up my new sewing studio in new house. More projects to come!
It is finally sweater time!
I made the Willow Cardigan from Mood’s online patterns. I used the same waffle weave material from the sample.
What a nice sweater and my Ovation Serger made it a breeze.
Till next time……… keep sewing!
This was a fun top to make. I had this fabric forever and never could find the best pattern. Well the two finally met and this is the results. Hope you enjoy!
The dress in not quite done yet. I have neck, arms and hem to complete. Using the muslin made a big difference in fit and style decisions. The fabric is fabulous!
I might do a small cap sleeve – not sure yet.
After many, many years of sewing, I have discovered a new love of making a muslin first. This is a great way to get the feel of the pattern, make adjustments as you go all before toughing the fashion fabric. I also helps a lot if I am between two choices of fabric.
The pattern is Vogue 8871 and the beautiful fabric from Mood is Digital Print Poly/Neoprene Blue/White/ Floral.