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Simply Dotty for McCalls 6563

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My local Fabricland was working through their annual inventory and had most everything on sale last week.  I have a bit of a soft spot for polka dots.  So when I spied two blouse weight rayon blends in cream and black, I knew straight away that they needed to come home with me.  Stand up and be counted?  Nay my spotted beauties, I’ll rescue you.

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McCalls 6750 – Palmer/Pletsch Sleeveless Blouse

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Have you ever hurried home after buying a new shade of lipstick, nail polish or other item only to try it on, step back and say “what on earth was I thinking?”

Meet seersucker plaid.

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I think I was having a Betty Draper, Mad Men moment when I spied the fabric in the store.  Truly, it looked so cute on the bolt and was on sale to boot.  How could I go wrong?  …far too easily it would seem.

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McCalls 6696 – Navy Linen Shirt Dress

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It has been a while since I last posted.  My sewing pace slowed down quite a bit as I worked on McCalls 6696.  Here is the picture from the pattern envelope:

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McCalls 2401 – Tried and True

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A few years ago, McCalls put out M2401 which on the surface is a run of the mill sheath pattern.  A front, cut on the fold with darts at the bust and down the abdomen, two darted back pieces, and sleeves…or not.

Where the clever folks at McCalls really did us a good turn was with the number of options and combinations that they put into the one envelope.  Have a look:

McCalls M2401

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McCalls 5668 – Light Boucle Jacket

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I just finished McCalls 5668 which is a light and versatile little jacket.  Here are the envelope pictures:

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The Balancing Act of Sewing With a Plan and Wardrobe Building

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As a member of a few sewing groups and forums, and an active user of Pinterest, I find myself repeatedly drawn to threads and boards which speak about Wardrobe Building.  Until quite recently, I was like many others with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, or I would continually wear the same outfits while others were years old; never seeing the light of day.  I did a big purge with the intent of changing the way I shop and sew as sadly for me, the last donation I made to our local Goodwill included garments that still had the sales tags attached.   Continue reading

McCalls 6996 – Fuscia Cardigan

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Spurred on by the talented Julie Starr and several others on Pattern Review that I have seen, I spent a few quite contented hours in my sewing room yesterday working on McCalls 6996.

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