Finished M2111, not too happy with the tank/cami, but I will still wear it. This a very light-weight knit so I know I will still be freezing in the office. So that is my 1st make for March...
NEXT UP!!! Another M6996.... Next will be my fav M6996. I have this grey "eyelash" type of knit. I've been sewing a lot of grey lately. Not even my fav color, but it was another deal that I could not pass up 1.60 per yard.....
I am currently working on M2111, which I know is OOP. I was able to pick up this grey, lightweight knit. We have a place in Philly called Jomar and I was able to get the fabric for about 1.60, maybe less, per yard.
I've made some adjustments on the cardi. I reduced the armhole by 1". I find that the bigger the size the bigger the armscye. I also reduced the sleeve cap by 1" and I added about 2" to the length of the cardi.
The tank/cami that comes with it. I lowered the bust dart, added a bit of length and added about an inch to the hips.
Here is the pattern. Not finished yet. Tired and can't find my camera to take a pic.
McCall's 2111....fast and easy and I love it!!! Oh, I am making the long sleeved version.
Just finished my favorite cardi/jacket M6996. Love that is it an easy sew, for instant gratification if you've been in a slump. I don't remember where I got the fabric, but it's been in my stash for a while. I also noticed that I should have paid attention to the front facing and matched it. Oh well...too late now and I am going to wear it proudly.
This is the 4th time I made it. The alteration that I made were to reduce the armscye depthby 2"; they there were too deep; I took the same amount from the sleeve cap; last I narrowed the sleeve. I felt they were too baggy.
The changes that I made worked out for me. I also like the fact that it's a bit shorter than the 1st one I made straight from the envelope.
Hi, I love, love, love wrap dresses. This would be the 1st one that fit the
1st time out of the package. I did the PDF. I cut a 20 E\F at the bust and
graded to the 24 from the waist to hips. I messed up and cut a 20 at the waist.
I also added about 2 inches to the length. This was made from a wrapped remnant
pc from my local fabric store. This was my tester. So I guess you would call it
the “wearable muslin”. It was way too low at the bust, so for the next one I
will use the finished measurements and be sure to cut the waist properly. But I
still wore my dress with a denim jacket and a cami under it for work. I love,
love, love this dress and not having to do a FBA was a plus. I know we all can
do one, but it was nice not having to do so. Next time I want to add another
inch or two so I can wear heals. I am staring my summer/fall transitional wear.
Happy sewing and thanks for checking out. Oh...excuse the bare feet, I just
wanted to get the pic in...
I know that September is the National Sewing Month. So I am going to try to sew or cut out something everyday in the month. Last night I cut out two self drafted Ponte Knit "pencil" skirts . One in black and one in olive.