Sunday, December 14, 2014

McCalls 6844......

Another great pattern from McCalls, this lovely pattern has been excellently reviewed by many sewist, so I might not have much to say than to show you my fabulous finished project.

Fabric: Beautiful Black Ponte Knit from Fabricland.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  
1. I lengthened the bodice by 0.5"
2. Lengthened the sleeve by 1.5",
3. Interfaced and added twill tape in the seam allowance between the bodice and the peplum.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  Great pattern and  nice wardrobe builder.  Overall an excellent pattern!!!

Have a lovely week!!!!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Newlook 6130........Lace Peplum

Have made several versions of this pattern in the past , for a complete review check my first version here 
What I did differently in this version include the following :
1. lower the neck by 1"
2. removed the pleat on the front flounce.
Paired with a ready to wear top and I really love the casual look...

|Enjoy my not so crappy cellphone shots...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Showcasing.... McCalls 6988

By popular demand..... Check complete pattern  review in my previous post. Please pardon my cell phone photos....

Have a lovely week!!!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

McCalls 6988.....

My version of McCall 6988 a well drafted pattern for every share. I love everything peplum/flounce and this pattern is no exception. Check out my pattern review below:


 Fabric: Poly-spandex fabric and polyurethane  faux leather from my local fabricland store.
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted dresses with self-lined yokes, princess seams, and back zipper. A, B with flounce and narrow hem. I made a sleeveless version B.
Pattern Sizing: Size E5, (14 - 22). I cut size 14 and morphed to 16 from waist down.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?:
Were the instructions easy to follow: The instructions are quite easy to follow.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The following were made to original pattern
   1. Lengthened the bodice by 3.5",
   2. Omitted lined yoke,
   3. Interfaced neck and sleeve, turned-in and sewed down
   4. No lining attached.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Flounce..... I so much love
Conclusion: This style will flatter any figure and shape. It's a plus in my book.
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