Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Racerback Floral McCall's 6955

I recently made McCall's 6955 with this beautiful rose floral by Gertie. 

Look at the back! How cute is that?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Eyelet McCall's MP205 Cover-Up

It's really starting to feel like summer here in eastern Ohio. I've been hanging onto McCall's MP205 for a while, and finally decided that the loose shape would make a perfect bathing suit cover up. 
I had two yards of this beautiful eyelet from the The Tin Thimble (available for purchase, here), but I didn't love the color. One box of 'tangerine' Rit dye and ta da! The perfect orange for summer. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chambray Romper: McCall's M7577

Let's talk about McCall's M7577, shall we? This pattern is darling. And if you want to, you can add funky sleeves and lace insets and leg ruffles. I mean, it's a stockpile of cute-ness.

I ixnayed the sleeves, leg ruffles and lace insets and opted for a more...streamlined? look. I turned this awesome flowy, drapey, denim (that feels more like chambray) from The Tin Thimble inside out, and used the 'wrong' side (available in black here). I knew I wanted a little late 60's, early 70's feel, and I knew I wanted trim of some sort. I looked through The Thimble's selection of trim but stumbled upon this one from Teapots and Telephones on Etsy and had to have it. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dress - Vogue 9252 in Silk Noil

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dress : Vogue 9252 by Palindrome Dry Goods

When one of my best friends from college asked me to be her matron of honor, I experienced a few emotions. First, I was so, so, so happy to be asked to fill such an honor! Second, I was weirded out by the fact that I am, in fact, married and therefore, a 'matron'. Thirdly, I was excited to start sewing something! 

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.

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.