McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons. Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little. I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists! I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020
Before and after shots of the great clean up! Eeek! A marathon pressing, prepping and cutting session later, and I have 7 tops cut out ready to sew, mostly for my SWAP collection. The Avid Seamstress ‘Drop Sleeve Top’ in ivory cotton [with maybe some linen, I can’t recall] twill, very soft, very drapey, reminiscent … Continue reading You’re the Tops! : SWAP 2020
So, I did my year’s review, went through all the blog posts of 2019…and finally remembered that it’s SWAP time. Sheesh. Here are this year’s rules: Your Perfect Vision – SWAP 2020 11 pieces, in two groups: 9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits 1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be … Continue reading A-Lister: SWAP 2020
Two white shirts for the missus. ‘I need crisp white shirts’ quoth she [ages ago], and I obliged. Eventually. Another tried and tested pattern, McCall’s 6436, with minimal changes- I pinned the vertical darts on her body to get the fit she likes. She likes a fairly snug fit, so we squabbled a bit about … Continue reading It’s All White Now!
McCall’s 6436 ‘seventies style’ shirt, 100% cotton ‘Northern Lights’ print from Frumble Fabrics in rich green and blue. This time I remembered to cut the shirt about 3″ shorter [just as well, as I JUST squeezed it out of the yardage], and cut out the two piece sleeves as one-piece, using the lovely tower … Continue reading One, Two, Tree Shirt…SWAP 2019
SWAP #5: McCall’s 6436, size 16, D cup, skull print cotton chambray from Weaver Dee I took three inches off the length of this [after cutting it out and JUST Squeezing it out of the fabric. Why do I never think about length before I start? Ridiculous. Apart from that, no changes. All went very … Continue reading Sewing Skulls
StyleArc Juliet shirt, white-on-white striped stretch cotton fabric. I wear the chambray Juliet shirt quite a lot, and still [to my surprise] like that waist tie feature. It’s not normally what I’d go for over my fat middle, but somehow, this one works. I tried to make use of the stripes, cutting pieces this way … Continue reading Another Juliet