McCalls 6436 – A Second Kick At The Can

Hello all,

It’s October 18th and we had our first snowfall here in Southwestern Ontario.  It looked pretty coming down but this is waaaayy too early.  Thankfully, the ground is still too warm for it to stick around.  Here is a quick snap of the backyard as it fell this morning.

First Snowfall of 2015

On to sewing news.

A month ago, I posted about my hastily sewn McCalls 6436 and the lacklustre result here.  The first effort was rushed and I took a few shortcuts which affected the end product.  It’s a shame too, as the creamy white rayon I used was soft and lovely and otherwise perfect for the shirt.

Not to be defeated, I had another go with a celery green linen viscose blend.  This time around, I hand stitched the facings rather than topstitching for a much neater and even finish.


In this version, I opted out of the front pockets and flaps.  In the first rayon version, using the recommended interfacing, I found they stuck outward a little at the bustline and no amount of pressing or steaming helped.

I am much happier with this shirt.


One of my goals in this Ready to Wear Fast is to build up my wardrobe with basics while adding some hits of colour.  This fits the bill nicely.

And for you tall girls like me, the best part about this shirt is the sleeve length.  I am 5’10” with long limbs and the length in this pattern was great right out of the envelope.  No adjustment needed – love it when that happens!


Bye for now,





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