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
Style Arc Juliet. Described on the site thus: “The tie front effect of this cleverly designed pattern provides an ultra flattering silhouette. The ¾ sleeve adds to this stylish shirt.” I used a soft, light blue/brown chambray from Barry’s warehouse. I actually bought two lengths of this, on different occasions as it’s so nice [and … Continue reading Than this of Juliet…
I really have been irked, that, after looking forward to my summer sewing time, I’ve spent most of it asleep or messing about on FaceBook! Enough is enough, I thought yesterday, and in my true-to-form style of sudden great bursts of procudctivity, spurred on by ‘I want to wear it this weekend-itis’, I set to. … Continue reading Now that’s more like it…
Just made the missus another shirt, McCall’s 6076 again, but this time using the princess seams that finish at the shoulder. It’s in the clock fabric we got from Barry’s a few weeks ago, metallic finish buttons from the rag market. French seams throughout the body and sleeves, armscye bound with some khaki green … Continue reading Feeling shirty
I’ve been shamefully lax in my sewing this week, and haven’t done a fat lot beyond thinking about it, moving things around on the table, trying not to buy more stuff [fail] and struggling to keep sane while work pressure builds up again. The GP has upped my beta-blocker dose, and a day off work … Continue reading What’s the plan, Stan?