Sunday, March 28, 2010


I finished McCalls 5450 (stitch and save) and I cannot for the life of me figure out how it is supposed to tie.

The pattern envelope doesn't show any exposed ties, which is why I choose this view but I'm baffled as to how this is accomplished, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The few reviews I found on pattern review showed it tied in the back and I guess this works but it's not the look I was hoping for, I'm sure it's something simple that I'm missing so I hope blog land can help me out.

The sleeves were circus like huge, I probably removed at least 6-8 inches and there's still a decent amount of flounce. Other than not being able to tie it I'm really happy with the way this turned out, the fabric is really easy to work with and I love the colors.

Another pair of Butterick 5222, in brown to wear with the untieable top, I think I can officially call this my TNT pants pattern.

The pattern is not lined but I think pants are so much more comfortable if they are so these and any other's that I make will be lined. I can't remember where/when I purchased this lining but it's silky soft.

This is cut out and waiting but I don't think I will start it until next week.

I was awarded the:

by Andrea at Knit-Knac the rules are I am supposed to tell 7 things about myself and then nominate 7 other people to do the same but of course I never follow the rules and if you've been reading my blog you already know more than 7 things about me but here are 7 blogs that I enjoy reading. - a 23 yr. awesome knitted, I wish I started knitting this young maybe I wouldn't be so bad at it now lol. I love this blog great knitting tips and wonderful inspiration she makes the cutest outfits for her adorable daughters. I started following this blog because she is an awesome knitter, she has recently started sewing and I'm blown away by her work, she must have the sewing gene because she's a natural Her energy amazes me. Another awesome seamstress very creative, if you haven't seen her duck tape prom dress you should.
Happy Crafting


Manecoarse said...

Hi. I love the print of your M5450 top. I'm not sure how the ties are supposed to go, but you can always contact McCall's' customer service department.

Sheila said...

That is such a pretty blouse and must ask where did you get the fabric.... totally luv it. Sorry I can't help with the tie issue and hope you resolve the issue soon.

My plan this year is to make pants, I am so envious of all of you pants sewers.

I have that blouse pattern and like the fabric choice.. it looks so airy and sure it would make a comfortable blouse.

Tanya said...

I tried it on and I think it's supposed to tie in the back, it looks ok like that, I should have mentioned that I lengthened the top about 1 1/2 inches, I'm very glad I did, will post pics soon. Sheila I got the fabric at Hancock. You've made pants before and they were awesome, you can make anything you set your mind to.

Angela said...

Love the fabric on the top! It looks great! I don't know about the tie either... maybe they made a mistake on the drawing? Thanks for the award, and your kind comments! :)

stringsofpurls said...

You are so sweet to list me in your favorite blogs. All of your sewing makes me want to drag out my machine. But then I would have to stop knitting...
Have a Happy Easter!