Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vintage Dotted Swiss McCall's 7145


I've been hanging onto this lilac dotted swiss probably for 9 years now. I dug McCall's 7145  out of my pattern collection (which I used for this dress) and decided to hack off the skirt to make a blouse. 




Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cold Shoulder Version of McCall's 7542

Hey there!


When I found McCall's 7542 (not sure why the envelope has a different number, by the way) I knew it would hit the mark for me. I chose an organic cotton from Cloud 9 fabrics and decided to borrow the cold-shoulder trend from this year and alter the pattern a bit. 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

McCall's 7187 in Vintage Silk Noil



Well hello! 

Just prior to Christmas, I posted a picture over on the PDG instagram asking input for which pattern I should make. Well, upon another look through my pattern collection I found a new pattern that inspired me and decided to make that one. McCall's 7187.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Understanding Ease in Sewing Patterns - What it is, What it Does and How to Make Sure it's Right

Sewcabulary by Palindrome Dry Goods. Today's lesson: ease in sewing patterns. What it is, how it affects your garments and how to calculate it. www.palindromedrygoods.com


If you've read my post on understanding pattern terms and markings, you know I touched a bit on ease, but I have a lot more to say.