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Monday, May 16, 2011

McCalls 5625 & 5477

I did not realize a month had gone by since I last blogged. But I'm back again. Here are a few things I've been sewing.
This top was for the Over The Top sew-along from April 1st thru 15th. I finished it after the 15th and have worn it a lot! It was the second black & white print I made during that time. It is McCalls 5625 OOP, View A. I'm not sure what this fabric is called, but it's lightweight and sheer so I wear a cami underneath. It has been perfect for the sporadic warm weather days we've had so far. The fabric came from the Chicago Textile Outlet. The top has front & back gathers, three-quarter length bubble sleeves, with pleats and gathers and a self-belt.

The next project is McCalls 5477 for the jacket, and Butterick 5147 again for the skirt. This jacket pattern is OOP. Each time the season changes, I always rotate this because I just know I'm going to make it. Finally I did. The fabric came from Joann's clearance section. It looks like leather, but isn't. It is a poly-cotton jacquard that I believe is home-dec. It is not heavy at all. Perfect for garment sewing. Wore it yesterday since it was very chilly.

The jacket is semi fitted, lined, hip length and has a notched collar, princess seams, and center back vent. The sleeves are seven-eighths length with a slightly flared lower section. The skirt is a-lined with front & back darts and center back zipper. It is also lined.

I'm not sure that I'd make the jacket again. Perhaps with the shawl collar and long sleeves. The skirt definitely since it seems to be my 'go to' pattern lately.

Several sewing projects coming up but currently I am working on Simplicity 2229 and hope to have photos to show of the completed suit in a day or two.