June 3, 2013

ON WITH THE SEWING SHOW...

...For my next project I chose McCall's 6751 because I really needed an easy to make success story to build my confidence back up.

McCall's 6751
 I am really attracted to all four views of this pattern, but decided to start with view D.  I made it from a  crinkled gauze jungle print fabric pulled from the top of my stash.  Lots of colors involved in this top so it won't be hard to find a bottom to wear with it.  It's an easy, breezy simple top; another one with the hi-lo detail.

Front

Back with pleated detail
Plenty of room in this one - I made a large but if I were to make it again I'd definitely opt for the medium.  I only made minor changes, i.e. omitted the pocket and bias tape facings for the armhole and neckline.  Nothing difficult about this one.  I think I'd love wearing it with shorts.  Just right for a lovely Saturday summer outing - mmmm note to self:  need to plan one of those (haha).  I think I need a couple  more simple projects just to keep momentum up.  What's on your project list for this week??? 


17 comments:

  1. Looks perfect for summer. I'm working on a top this week. Something in a pattern. Even though I NEED more solids, I WANT more patterns.

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  2. I do understand what you mean - I need more solids also.

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  3. Oh Faye, why did I not know it was you on the Stash Busting blog? Ha! It looks lovely.

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    1. Yep that is me! I'm showing up all over the place.

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  4. One of the best things about blogs is you get to see patterns you might have missed otherwise. I'm adding this to my "Possibilities" list.

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    1. Like the idea of your Possibilities list. That's what I call my patterns "little possibilities".

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  5. I love the print! I made this view but haven't reviewed it, it's sitting in a pile :/ I think I need darts. Maybe that'll help. Or a cute pair of shorts and temps above 55! Lol!

    Another winner Faye! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much. I did find that I needed to make an adjustment in the side seam because the pattern ran so large. Her's wishing you temps something like 85!

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  6. Nice Faye. On my project list is to finish up (a probably too short for me) :-) skirt. I'll post it later this week. BTW: Read your last post on the lat project--you're a good rebounder and and help us (at least me) so many times. An Amen to Elaray to the possibilities list. :-). GREAT JOB!

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    1. Yep J.C. I find that I have to rebound real quick or I'll stall completely for a while. Looking forward to seeing your new skirt!

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  7. Very pretty Faye. I love that fabric. I've found McCall patterns that are sized S,M,L etc do run awfully big. I just experienced that in my last two projects.

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    1. Thank you Diana. I was thinking the same thing about patterns sized like that.

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  8. Yeah, very cool fabric! I've been stalled in sewing by my stubborn decision to not buy any*more*fabric and I've seen everything in the stash wayyyy toooo manyyyy years. But did manage to make up a nightgown and am slowly beginning to like it. Sewing is a trip!

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  9. Thank you Mary Beth. I hate being stalled in sewing. I'm slowly using my stash, and still slowly buying fabric. I just can't bring myself to say that I won't buy fabric, I feel that I would be lying to myself and I certainly don't want to lie to her.

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  10. So summery! I love the print and the shape, really cute!

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  11. An awesome print for a great summer top!

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  12. I like this top! I don't think I have paid much attention to this pattern.

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