At last, I made myself something!
Before I started this blog, I actually exclusively sewed for myself. I was so scared to sew baby clothes! In my defense, Emmy was like the size of a puppy back then, so yeah. Too small. :) Now she's fun to sew for.
Annnyway... Here is the finished McCalls's 5884!
I LOVE the huge bow. Love it.
Like I said in my last post, I cut this top way, way too big. Which I always do - need to stop that. But I hadn't sewed the side seams or the hem before I realized the ginormity of it, so I was able to take it in. Phew!
|I am not a model. Just realizing this.|
I used a pink floral rayon from Jo-Anns clearance. They seem to always have some variation of this fabric at my local Jo-Anns, and I dig it. I have it in black, too. It's buttery soft and super drapey. Yum.
French seams! I took out about an inch from each side seam. AND, omg, my first ever rolled hem! Let me tell you - I could have sat there rolling hems all flippin' night long. So lovely. I was litterally bummed when I finished the hem. Ha! I chopped off about an inch from the bottom - both to shorten the blouse and to account for the hem allowance. The length is perfect now. Awesome.
I also took the advice of one Pattern Reviewer and skipped a bunch of the collar/tie steps. I just sewed it on right sides together (just like you would do in the first step of bias taping) and then serged that bad boy [I flipped that serged edge out in the pic above so you could see it. It's not visible when I wear it]. The way the collar lays once it's on makes this method perfectly acceptable (to me, anyway). :)
So there you have it! A sewn garment for grown folk! I also had the wherewithall to enter this into Rae's Spring Top Sewalong at the last minute, so that oughta be fun! Hopefully people like it as much as I do!
G'day to you!
As always, partying HERE!