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Saturday, May 17, 2014

McCalls 6949 and McCalls 6918

I've been in a bit of a funk since forgetting to enter my SWAP pieces.  I started a dress with a vintage pattern, but it was not attractive, so I just ripped out the zipper and let it go (into the trash) last night. It was an older tweed fabric that was left over from a skirt I made years ago.  Hubs found it humorous I didn't want to part with the $3 zipper, though. :-)

Last night, I still wanted to sew, and not on the little quilted table runner thing that's half finished on my ironing board. I wanted to sew something for me, so I found a bunch of blue jersey up in my stash and paired it with McCalls 6713.  I cut it out and sewed up the bodice and so far so good!

As for Me Made May, I've been doing... ok.  I had two funerals to sing for this week, and I have three, yes, three black dresses I've made for such occasions, but one never fit quite right, and the other two are, um, a bit too snug.  It's seriously time to just get rid of all the things in my closet that are a skosh too tight.  Let 'em go, Jenny.  Other than those days, I've been doing well, but have failed at my photo taking this week.

Today, I want to share some cuties I made for one of my nieces, just because.  Meanwhile I need to make a birthday present for another niece, and I'm thinking I'll use these same patterns (minus the sweater since it's almost summer).

The sweater and top are from McCalls 6949.  I doubled the number of ruffles on the top, and I really prefer this look.  The sweater came together really easily and I think it's so cute.  It's so big, though, that I'm sure it will fit her next winter.  The skort, McCalls 6918, was also easy to make and looks really cute.  All in all, this made for a comfy outfit, all in knits, and I hope she likes it.  If not, I may try to squeeze into it!


Diana said...

The kiddie clothes are so cute. Such fun sewing for little ones ,isn't it! That McCall's pattern is a great one and I know you will make it into something wonderful!

Kathryn said...

She likes them very much! I will have to send you a pic when they come out of the wash. The sweater is pretty big, but it's 100 here now so she won't be wearing it for a while anyway. The other two pieces fit very nicely, though.

In other news, if you want to get rid of those things that are too small...I'm right here! The dress you sent fits almost perfectly except for being a little funny in the neck, maybe because I'm so much shorter than you. I'm going to see what I can do about that.

Uta said...

I need more nieces! The outfits are adorable. Isn't it fun to sew for little girls? - I can't believe you made a whole SWAP (again, am I right?). That in itself is admirable. And then forgetting to enter the photos... I feel your pain. It could have been me, not the SWAP-finishing, but the photo-forgetting. Not sure if that helps though ;-)