Take a long look at this one, if you’re so inclined. This post is the last you’ll see of it unless you shop at my friendly neighborhood thrift store. But I’m getting ahead of myself; let me back up…
This last round of McCall’s releases held fewer temptations for me than any in recent memory. I can’t imagine why, since clearly if you’re wearing these styles, you’ll instantly be whisked away to the most beautiful, exotic beachfront… Continue reading
Long ago, in a land far away, a terrific blogger wrote this. It inspired me to embark on a similar exercise, revisiting the first garment pattern I sewed and considering the overall experience. How did my lack of knowledge change the process? Oh so many ways…
My first self-stitched garment was made from McCalls 5640, a plus-sized design with several top/tunic/dress options as well as the obligatory waste-of-paper-and-ink pants that are often included. (I mean, it might be a very good pattern and all that, but why include the same old elastic-waist, no-pockets pants in so many envelopes? How much unnecessary bulk is that adding to my pattern stash??) Continue reading
Yes, I hate myself a little bit for that post title. Forgive me. Quick, let me distract you with a REVEAL!
Hmm, what first drew me to McCall’s 6566? I love easy-to-sew-and-wear knits, yes, but I don’t buy *all* of the patterns that fit that description.