McCalls M6886 – A Quick Way To Get Your Sewing Mojo Back

Hello all,

There is no doubt in my mind, that when I say that life sometimes gets in the way of sewing, you are all nodding your heads in agreement. Holidays, schedules, family and work have all taken priority and the end result, for me has been a loss of my inclination and enthusiasm.

Someone in one of my online sewing groups had posted a question about this very thing; asking how to get the sewing mojo back after an absence. And most every answer was the same – whip out a quick project. There is something very true about the effect that an instant gratification task brings.

And there is no better pattern for a quick sew than M6886. Two pieces, front and back. It doesn’t get much easier and I was tempted to do the whole thing on my serger.

I chose to make a combination of view D – sleeveless with the scoop neckline, while using the pattern pieces of view F for the length. View D was the shorter version only.

Zip, zip, zip in under two hours, including the tracing.

I serged the shoulder and side seams for a clean finish and did a very simple serge and turn under finish on the neck and arm holes. A zig zag or twin needle are also excellent finishes if you don’t own a serger.

And le voila.

Mojo restored and on to my next project. We are heading out on vacation soon and I’m keen to make a couple of swimsuit coverups. More to come on that…

Bye for now,


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