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!

McCalls 6658 My Monday Make!

McCall's M6658

McCall’s M6658

I seem to be having a few pink moments lately, glad its not blue ones!  Am chuffed with my Monday make, just 4 pieces to cut and 5 seams plus hems, what could be easier.  Fleece is so forgiving, I cut the sleeves out separately and forgot to turn over the second, so I had 2 right sleeves, oops!  But I managed to fudge it as my sewing   mentor used to say!

Anyhow this top is right on cue as its rained all day and I waited in for a ” consignment” as I was promised, but of course zilch! So this success cheered me up and will warm me up tomorrow!

Happy sewing everyone

Lindy

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