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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Early Fall McCalls

This is the only pattern that does not match something already in my collection and I might pick it up as a  statement of solidarity with the movement to bring back waists and real waistbands. 

I almost considered this next one, because I am thinking that I may have to revisit the jumper once I get back to those white shirts and I am intrigued by the fact the skirt looks like it has more hem ease than in the drawings.

I wonder though. Would I get sick of the front zipper? Do I have enough nerve/style to go with a pleather bodice. What do you think?

As to the rest of the McCalls patterns there was nothing else that I hadn't seen before.

On the home production front I am mass sewing two new pairs of pants and two skirts for work. I go back full-time in a week. Long story but it seems that the needs of the workplace are translating my part-time to full-time plus plus until Christmas and then a term off. This will seem like a good idea in January but a bad idea in November.

I have also finished Miss Scarlett's pool cover-up made from a towel. It fits her and looks cute, I will try to get an on location shot of her tomorrow with it on. I didn't use a pattern, obviously, and used son-in-law phoned in measurements, but I think it does the job. It was fun to do something so easy.


Karin said...

I am sure you have enough nerve for a pleather bodice! :-) I didn't see too much in McCalls new offerings myself, either. Sometimes I wonder why McCalls/Vogue/Butterick doesn't just roll up into one brand. It seems strange that they maintain three different brands when we all know they are one and the same.

shams said...

Such a cute coverup made from towels!!

I was excited when I got the email from McCalls and I ran right over to check them out. My feeling? Meh.

The only pattern that piqued my interest was 6396, but not for me. Most of them were a yawn for me.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I'm loving the towel cover-up too! I could use more masculine colors to make one for The little Prince, right? I'm soooooo copying this! *LOL*

Maryissewfast said...

I was excited to see that the Fall offerings were out, but actually underwhelmed with the collection. The only thing that interested me was the tunic, but I'm pretty sure I have something in my stash that is similar or I could modify to make the look.