Pattern Review McCall’s7862

Pattern Description: Stated as an easy pattern. It flares from a faced neck band and includes side seam pockets. Raglan sleeves with 3 styles. Two hemline styles.

Pattern Sizing:A5 (6-8-10-12-14)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

I changed the pattern to suit me and the fabric design. So I cut view C with A sleeves. I also lengthened it and straightened the hem. I also omitted the eyelets and trim.

Were the instructions easy to follow?I found them clear enough for me.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the simple shape and the faced hemline as it ensures the shape of the dress.

Fabric Used: A cotton print from India I needed to use.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Because the fabric is lovely design wise it is very see through. So I have lined the body of the dress with a silk chiffon I already had. I am glad I did as it makes the whole garment hang so much better.

I plan to sew this again in perhaps a more substantial fabric. And if you are looking for a simple design which will be easy to wear this is your dress pattern.

Conclusion: I am pleased with the final dress, there are always a few errors but I can live with them and do not draw attention to them!

There are more reviews of this dress pattern on https://sewing.patternreview.com/ always a good place to look for other makers and their thoughts. Enjoy your sewing and be creative!

Stripe T Shirt dress

I have been sewing clothes since 12, first on a hand powered Singer with a choice of lock stitch and reverse, and oh boy what production went on with it.  I remember with great pride the bakers boy hat created during The Beatles first years of fame. Unfortunately I have no picture of this milliners perfection but I do have one of this my latest effort!

It took three machines and two hours to complete and I wonder which gave me the most joy to make, probably the hat .  Anyhow in case you would like to create your own version of this, it is a McCalls 6612 pattern. Very easy , not even a zip to trouble you. The lovely heavy weight fabric I bought online from http://www.dittofabrics.co.uk I recommend the site.

Stripe Jersey for the beach

Stripe Jersey for the beach

Monday stripes

image My Monday make! Definitely into striped fabric at the mo. Hoping to uncover the over and cover lock machines and sew up this fab fabric today if not tomorrow, you know how it is!  Cotton Lycra Jersey lovely and soft yet substantial, no awkward creases when made up!  Hope you like it as much as I do. Bought it on line from Ditto Fabrics, they have some lovely stuff!