Lets start with the good, McCalls 5977, it's view D without the sleeves. I didn't have enough fabric for the full width of the ruffle but I still like it.
I'm trying to sew from my stash, I can't remember when/where or what type of fabric this is but this is a great summer top. I didn't have enough fabric for the sleeves, I'm sure with the weather we've been having I won't miss them.
Now for the bad, McCalls 5391, I was very happy with the plaid matching on these shorts, I even cheated to get the side front to line up.
Then I tried them on, to quote Sheila, "if it doesn't fit you must acquit". The fit was atrocious and I didn't have anymore fabric to come up with a creative save so these are wadders. I have now altered the pattern with a full seat adjustment, my first. I have some more fabric picked out and will give this pattern another try.
I hope to get a lot of sewing done this weekend but I also need to strip some wallpaper, we'll see how that goes.
Pinstriped Montrose Top + Full Legged Pants
5 days ago