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Friday, October 30, 2009

McCall's 5978 and A Few Other Projects

This past week, I was able to complete McCall's 5978. The pattern description is: MISSES' CARDIGANS AND TOP: Cardigans have three-quarter or full length sleeves and stitched hems; cardigan A has purchased lace trim; cardigan B has jewel stones; cardigan C has pearls; cardigan D has self-fabric appliques; sleeveless top E has narrow hem finishing at neck, armhole and lower edges.
Pattern Sizing: (xsm, sm, med) (lrg, xlrg)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I barely looked at them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the fact that this is something I can put together quickly and have lots of options for my wardrobe

Fabric Used: I just bought this from Joann's Red Tag sale last week. It was labeled "Missoni Knits"
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes/Yes
I will definitely make this again!
One thing this season that I've hardly ever done was to complete all the projects I had cut out for summer. Below are the last two outfits I made and wore just before the official end of summer. The white suit, however was worn I think on the first Sunday after the official start of Fall.

The print dress is
Simplicity 3864 and the jacket is Neue Mode The print fabric was purchased from Fashion Fabrics Club a couple of years ago and the green solid for the jacket came from a Joann's Red Tag sale maybe last year.
The jacket for the white suit is Simplicity
made with fabric I purchased about two years ago in Atlanta's Gail K's fabrics.
Up next to
complete is Butterick 5185 and then McCalls 5987.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hi Everyone!
I know it's been awhile since my last post on Sept. 5th! You know, I've been reading everyone's blogs and not posting or commenting. I can see how it is easy to just not do it. But anyway, I've been sewing a little here and there. My main machine is having some problems. I thought it was the foot pedal because that's what it usually is. So after receiving a new one, the machine is still doing the same thing (won't sew at a normal speed). It must be something else. In the meantime, I pulled out my mom's machine this weekend and by the time I sat down to actually sew, the only thing completed was a tank top that will go with a cardigan that I could have sewn up but didn't. It is McCall's 5978. I may work on that tonight.