Saturday, May 29, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!!

YES, YES, Oh, yes! I have finally made something that I am really, really happy much so that after I finish the skirt I have up next, I will make another version!!!!

But first let's get to the eh, jacket that I made from S4182.  I finally finished it earlier this week......

It's not bad, it fits okay, but not sure if I would make another.  And since it too hot here already to be wearing anything layered, even a tank top and short sleeved cotton jacket it may not see daylight until NEXT spring!  But all in all not too bad!

So the winner is McCall's 5882:

I wasn't sure what to expect from this pattern, I am not usually a fan of tunic tops.  But I loved the idea of the contrasting fabrics and had the perfect fabrics in mind.  So here is my version:

I just love it.  I didn't make any alterations to the pattern but did have to do the seams at about 1/2" rather than 5/8".  It was just a little snug, so next time I will add 1/4" to the side seams.  Most people might not like the high neck but I love it.  Frankly I am tired of showing the world "the girls" when ever I bend over when wearing a vee neck or scoop neck currently in style.

The fabric is a quilting cotton from P&B Fabrics called MOD.  I carry it in my online shop The Cotton Loft, I have it in this summer yellow and a spring green.  I interlined the top portion with batiste.  The facing on this is very narrow, next time I would either just use the batiste as lining or make a contrasting bias for the neck and armholes.

All in all, it was very easy to make, though I do think the 22" zipper was overkill, but I have plenty of zippers so no big deal.  I would love to make another top and maybe even the dress version.  I have so many fabrics I would love to use I think I could make a whole wardrobe out of this pattern!  YEAH!! I am so HAPPY with this!

What is Wrong with this Picture?

Sorry the color is so off, but do you see what is wrong with this?  I was sewing down the finally facing when I noticed that this seam was not finished with bias. I don't know how I missed it......I hate when that happens, has it happened to you?  I was able to finish the seam with out too much trouble.....I hate ripping stuff out so always look for an easy fix.

With this winner I am off with renewed hope to make a skirt from this pattern: New Look 6898:

I am making View E in a green and yellow floral with a diagonal yellow contrasting band at the hem.  Very summery!


  1. Two great new additions to the wardrobe!

  2. Wow, you look stunning in that top, Chris! The neckline really suits you.