Friday, July 22, 2011

The Good and The Bad

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.


Sheila said...

That blouse is perfect for the sweltering heat and sorry about your wadder. LoL... At my sewing

Jada said...

Cute summer blouse!
Glad you kept with it.

Faye Lewis said...

I'm sorry about your shorts too, but you still have a great track record of successes. I really like your ruffled top too.

gwensews said...

Your top is terribly cute. Very stylish. As for the shorts, pants are the most difficult garment to fit. I suggest Palmer/Pletsch's book "Pants for Every Body". Their method for pant fitting is great.

Linda L said...

Your top looks very nice and summery! Sorry the shorts did not pan out.

Cennetta said...

The ruffled top is perfect.