Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vogue 7340/McCall's 6757
Another lovely ensemble!!

Please stop by http://redsthreadz.blogspot.com/ to see what I've been up to lately.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It's done at last - V1247

Finally, I have made up the Rachel Comey Top and Skirt that has been in my pattern pile for ages.  If you want to see more of this outfit, click here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

McCall's 6650/Vogue 2029

Greetings divas~ 
I hope your holiday season is filled with good cheer and memorable times spent with family and friends.
Please visit my blog for a full review of this ensemble http://redsthreadz.blogspot.com/
Happy sewing, divas.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

McCalls 6168 - times 5!

Oh my - I love this pattern.  It takes less than two hours to sew up after cutting out, is easy to wear and works with a lot of garments in my wardrobe.

Here is the pattern:

I have made up view B, both with and without buttons, and here are a few pictures:

I cannot recommend this pattern enough if you are looking for a quick, but classy, casual cardigan/jacket.

You can read my pattern review here, and there are more details on jackets 1 & 2 here, and 3, 4 & 5, here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


I wanted to make a trendy, glitzy, baseball like glam tee so I went with this pattern:

Vogue 8670 view B but added the long sleeve
The fabrics:  a glitzy silver drenched stretch knit that I found in the bridal section of Hancock's for 50% off and a black matte jersey

Back View

I'm not much of a bling girl, but I felt like adding something sparkly to my closet.  The bottom hem is blind stitched, and I just turned up and machine hemmed the sleeve.  I was very unorthodox with this top in that I omitted the bust darts because I HATE bust darts in knit garments.  I didn't fold them out, but rather stitched the side seam and worked out the difference at the hem.  Told you, very unorthodox, but I really don't think it makes that much difference at all.

Per the pattern directions the neckband is double stitched on, then the seam just pressed down.  Duh!, how's that supposed to keep the seam down in place when wearing???

I think I'll be storing this top in a ziplock bag and in a drawer because sparkly stuff is already all over me,  my sewing room and everywhere else for that matter.  So there it is, my contribution to the world of glitz for the season...