Yesterday I was in HobbyLobby to buy some fabrics and found out that they have a nice sale for McCall’s patterns. So I finally got the pattern for the dress that I have been keeping my eyes on for so long. It is McCall’s M6433, such a nice dress! I bought the exact same color, dark red, knit fabric almost a year ago but could not decide what to sew with it. Now I know it is going to become this exact dress.
My only problem with this dress is the neckline. I love the pleats on the skirt and the shoulders, little sleeves everything but the neckline. It is going to be a challenge I know but I am going to try changing it to something that I like more, maybe a shallow scoop neck, we will see
I am going to show you my progress step by step. First, I measured myself and decided about the size. Then I copied all the pattern pieces on to lightweight paper. I used pencil and marked all kind of fitting lines on them. I did not cut the original pattern paper because I just like to keep my patterns clean and reusable. It feels safer this way. What do you do with your patterns?
Secondly, using some help from my husband, I got a set of measurements to adjust the pattern pieces on paper. Next, I am going to add new lines to fit the pattern pieces and try them on.
I know it has been sooo long that I did not write. I actually did make lots of little things but never felt like writing about theme. Anyway, I am here to show you a little girl dress. I made it for my friends’ daughters 1 st birthday.
It has a very simple structure but made with lots of love
I first traced the top part on to pink fabric and improvised a little bunch of flowers embroidery.
I preferred to add three little pearl buttons for the opening on the back since this dress is for a baby.
Then cut a simple rectangular piece for the skirt and ruched at the waistline. Ta daaaaa here it is.
Happy Birthday little adorable lady
I was playing around with a few different blocks, none was complete. But I really loved this one and put a little more effort! Here we go!
This is my first pillowcase. It took a little while to figure out how to deal with the batting. I have decided to try machine quilting and after a few unsuccessful attempts this is what I got.
I used plain white for the back but could not resist adding a little detail with binding fabric. Oh and the wooden buttons, aren’t they pretty?
This little cutie pie is my kitty. She is a very curious one. She prefers to sit right next to my sewing machine and watch me while I am sewing. Okay, not only watching, but also stealing my pincushion, curling on my fabrics and playing with the threads.