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Monday, May 14, 2012

McCall's 6434 Dress

Happy Belated Mother's Day!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
This is my mother's day dress.  I always like to have something new to wear and I finished this up late Saturday night.  
Here are the details of the dress:
MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE DRESSES: Loose-fitting dress has raglan sleeves and midriff. A,B: 3 piece sleeves and front pockets. A:purchase trim applied to middle sleeve and midriff. C: side seam pockets.
Fabric:  Metro Suiting from purchased in 2011.  To me, the black fabric didn't have the same feel as the royal.  But it all worked out.  
It looks just like the pattern, View C.  I did not change anything except to add length to the dress and leave off the inside pockets.  
I like the style and fit.  I might make it again but in one of the other views.
It was quick and easy to sew.  I highly recommend this pattern to others. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BMV Mail

If you're a member of the BMV Club (Butterick, McCalls & Vogue), then you probably read about the sale last week.  I only ordered four patterns I think it was Friday night and they arrived in Monday's mail.  V8808M6510M6559 and M6554 a Fashion Star design.  Does anyone watch this show?   It was great that these went on sale when they did.  I'd gone to Joann's to buy all but the Vogue, which had just came out on the website, maybe on the same day I found out about the sale.  But for the first time that I can remember, this Joann's had none of these during their 99 cents sale.  Usually I have no problems finding what I want.  One of the store clerks said it was unbelievable, but the customers were there buying lots of patterns in this particular store location.  Thank goodness for BMV.

Also to venture out from the Big 4, the BMV Club now offers its members a 15% discount on all Marfy patterns.  Of course, I've been stalking the Marfy site but never ordered anything.  Since there's now an added incentive, I thought I'd order a couple.  The yellow tunic is one of the new releases.  The jacket I've had my eye on for quite some time.
Mind you, these patterns do not come in a pattern envelope and there are no descriptions or instructions.  I haven't unfolded them yet.  But look at how compact they are.  I printed the pictures of each to have something to go by.   These came in Tuesday's mail.  

I am expecting another pattern.  This time from Hot Patterns.  This was my first purchase from them.  Another "sale".  I've seen this one on several blogs and I like it too.  HP-1136
So that's my pattern shopping fix for the month.   I have a Groupon to use at Chicago Textiles Outlet.  My daughter will help me use that one.  We have to plan a special day to go since they aren't open on Saturdays.  
Happy Sewing!

B5720 Jacket Complete

B5720 View C
Just wanted to show the completed Jacket and skirt.  Sorry there are no pictures of me in it.  I wore it to church Sunday and received many compliments.  Here are the details:

Pattern Description:  Loose-fitting,lined jacket has self ruffles, shoulder pads, princess seams, softly gathered sleeve cap with two sleeve options and snap closing.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope:  Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow:  Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I like the ruffles and the easy styling.

Fabric used:  Not sure, but it is possibly a rayon.  It was easy to work with.  I bought it at a Joann's sale last year.  I think this color is referred to as "celadon".  

Pattern alterations or any design changes:   None

Would you sew it again?  Would you recommend it to others?  I might make View B.  It's the pink version above.  I do recommend to others.

Conclusion:  This pattern has snap closures.  This was an easy to sew pattern and I think it would look great with a skirt or slacks.  
Completed 2 pc. suit on dress form.  
The skirt is mention in the previous post.  It's a straight skirt with back zipper and slit from OOP V1330.    It is lined and has darts on the front and back and has a waistband.  I'm sure I'll be using that one again for future skirts.

Next up:  a color block dress from McCalls.
Happy Sewing!