Sunday, August 30, 2015

McCalls 6994 - View C

With the help of ;my coworker, Mrs. Sonia Santiago Marero, who graciously snap these pictures for me. I am able to share with you today one my creations. Thank you Sonia!
My favorite pattern is making an appearance again, McCalls 6994.  This time in View C, which stitches up quickly and wear beautiful too. This is a straight forward skirt that fits like any great A line skirt should.  I made it in a knit that I had in my stash. Not sure what I was going to make with it the first time around so it must of been destined to become this skirt.
As you can see, I love the fit. I didn't make it any adjustments at all. Sewed it in the envelope's Size L with is equivalent to Size 16-18. This is a great pattern to have in your stash if you don't already. It's one of those items that cam be sewed all year around. So there will be a few more planned for the fall. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Knitting and Sewing and loving everything about it.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

McCall's 6563 - Misses Knit Top

Here is another easy and quick top to stitch up if you haven't already. It is McCalls 6563. It is a pullover knit top, cut on the bias and drapes beautifully in a ITY knit. It took me forever to get this pattern because it was never in the bin at Hancock and Joanne always seem to have the smaller size. The pattern states it is a fitted top but its more relaxed to me. I sewed this in a large which coordinates with sizes 16-18. The next ones will be in medium 12-14. This top features plenty of room and with it being cut on the bias, it flow over the body quite nicely. It has a front drape neckline that can be adjusted to suite your needs. It also offers different hemline looks. 

Here is the back of the top with the narrow hemline. It has a slight hi-low hem that I love. This is definite one of my favorites. You can pretty much dress this up and down and the fabric choices seem unlimited. This was another knit from my stash and the only thing I had to purchase was some more stay tape.

Hopefully my photographer will be ready to take the next set of pictures. I still have three dresses I want to showcase, a skirt and of course my culottes I just might be wearing tomorrow.

Knitting and sewing and loving everything about it.





Sunday, August 2, 2015

McCalls 6959 -Woven Wrap Dress.

I love this dress!! It's easy to sew, comes together beautiful. So yes, I will brag on myself, I look soooo C-U-T-E in this.  I have coveted this pattern for awhile and every time I went to purchase it, it was never in the bin. Then I finally had it in my hands and it was meant to be. My favorite dress for the summer hands down.
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M6959, Misses' Dresses and Belt

McCall's 6959 is one pattern that is a winner. You can never go wrong with a wrap dress and this one being sewn in a woven fabric is a must have. The sizes range from Misses sizes 6-22 and I stitched this up in size 18.  This was my first time working with bias tape so this was going to be fun. I have a great bias tape pressure foot that made testing it a dream. Don't you just love how the right foot makes sewing projects so easy?

Material Selection:
I used a cotton fabric from Hancock fabric that was on clearance. I brought this last year and it has been waiting to become something cute. The fabric print was perfect for this pattern. 

Cost of Project:
About $11.00. I purchased the binding tape on sale and the fabric was from my stash. Makes it a win, win all around, don't you agree?

Conclusion:
I love this dress and heck yes!, I will be making a few more of them for the fall and I have my V8379 for knits. This is one happy modiste over here.

   Knitting and sewing and loving everything about it.