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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
Conclusion:
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
2558
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.

11 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Wow, you've been sewing up a storm, nice garments too. What are you going to use for the coat, I want to make that one too.

gwensews said...

That's a terrific twin-set. Good for you, finishing your UFOs. You'll have new things all ready for next spring!

julia said...

What a great wardrobe!!!

Sheila said...

I loooooove your twinset and you used an awesome fabric for it. You have been busy and have a lovely collection of garments.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

OMG ~ I have that same fabric! And it is awesome in that twinset pattern! And oh my I love, love, love the floral print dress. I have been searching for a piece of fabric like that so I'm just a little green with envy that you've made such a wonderful outfit from it!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that bright dress and jacket! I already miss summer.

gold said...

You have been one busy lady! Everything looks good.

Rose said...

What great garments! I'm impressed that you are finishing UFOs from summer. Mine are packed away, but you'll be ready for next spring and summer! I love that cardigan twin set. What great fabric!!!

Milli Mil said...

Your drobe will be ready to go! Everything looks amazing!

Faye Lewis said...

The month of tops blog is ready to go: themonthoftops.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

I so LOVE that floral dress! It is so pretty.