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Saturday, January 14, 2012

McCall's 6084

Here is my latest creation.  I like a lot of things about it, but my overall feeling when looking at these photos is meh.

The pattern is McCall's 6084.  I used 2 yards of some poly-rayon something sweater knit from JoAnn's.  I actually like the fabric a lot.  I just wish it wasn't so static-y when sewing it.  I don't notice static being a problem now that it's finished. 

I had to shorten the cardi due to fabric shortage, and I think that was my big mistake. I think you need the extra length with this sillhouette. Even with this length, though, I think I'd be happier with the photos if I'd paired it with a longer top and not-white jeans. Bleh. This is just a proportions nightmare!
 I'll definitely make this again in the correct length and wear it with dark jeans. :-)

The thing I'm ecstatic about is how the narrow hemming turned out!  I used my new walking foot (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and it worked beautifully.  I've not used a walking foot on knits in the past, but I think it'll be my go-to foot now.

In other news, I cut a few inches off my hair and gave myself bangs.  :-)  I think it's a fun change.  I feel more modern.

My next project is Vogue 1271 by Kay Ungar.  I'm not crazy about the satin used in the envelope photo, but I'm loving it in my Ruby Flannel from Sawyer Brook.  Ths fabric is actually quite lightweight and doesn't make me think of flannel at all, but the weave is brushed and very soft.
I'm moving right along with it and hope to finish it this weekend.  Hubs has to work this weekend, though, so we'll see.


Lois Evensen said...

I like the way the blue top drapes. It would be nice in black over a black skirt and perhaps some jewelry for a more dressy event. I'm always looking for (comfortable) items to dress up for events my husband and I attend for his work.

sandysewin said...

I don't think the proportions are bad at all. This looks like a nice classic set that you could dress up with the right jewelry. I like it!

And yes, a walking foot is worth it's weight in gold. :-)

Diana said...

I agree that it looks like a nice classic piece that you couds pair with different pieces.I like the fabric. I use a walking foot for knits and love it too,
Your Kay Unger will be a knock out. Love the colour!

velosewer said...

The knit pieces are a good length. I wouldn't have thought to use the walking foot either but I will now. Can't wait to see the dress. It's a great style.