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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 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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Style Arc Ursula Ponte Skirt

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner – the Ursula Ponte Skirt is a great wardrobe staple to have swinging in your closet.

After seeing so many lovely garments made by my sewing peers using Style Arc patterns I thought I’d stick my toe in the water with this skirt.

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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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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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McCalls 3830 – Wardrobe Builder

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One key area of focus for me this year is wardrobe building by adding some basics to my closet.  My description of basics means sewing classic, stylish patterns which will integrate well with each other or with other pieces that I already have.  This isn’t about trends or fads; rather it is about having garments that can be worn confidently for years to come and ones that I can mix and match.

Such is the case with McCalls 3830 which is a pattern for a basic straight skirt with several length options as seen here:

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