A Tried and True Review: McCalls 6886

Anyone who has been sewing clothing for anytime has likely sewn or heard of the TNT (tried-and-true) McCalls 6886. So why is M6886 a TNT pattern?  Well it’s so simple! Can be made with as little as two pattern pieces (View D & F) Can be sewn is 1-2 hours Can be easily graded for those…

Weekend Pattern Haul

Joann had a great pattern sale this weekend with McCalls, Vogue and Simplicity pattern on sale! I certainly hope you took advantage of it because I sure did! I will add that I am proud of myself for not going overboard! Here’s what I bought. First of all I was surprised and pleased that my…

Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

McCalls 2016 Early Fall Patterns

I have been eagerly awaiting McCalls Early Fall Patterns because this release was to include the first Beaute’ J’adore patterns! I follow Beaute’s blog and I love her style and the way she is able to take a pattern and transform it into something totally different from the pattern photo. I haven’t purchased many patterns recently….

Little White Dress: Fabric Mart

This blog is cross posted on Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog. Check out rest of the Fabricista team and their creations here. Today is the official start of summer! It has actually felt like summer here for a few weeks and I’m excited because this is my favorite time of year. An added bonus Fabric Mart is celebrating…

Heather Gray Sweatshirt Dress – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is actually a pajama pattern, but it can be used a loungewear or athleisure wear. I originally purchased this pattern for the pants, view F, to make joggers last year, here. (The pattern is perfect for joggers BTW). This winter I wanted to make some hoodies and sweatshirts so I pulled this pattern out for views…

I promise I’m sewing!

I know that I’ve only posted two things that I have sewn this year but I have been sewing. lol Taking pics in the winter has been challenging with it being so cold outside it’s hard to get my coworker photographer to volunteer. And with the sun going down so early in combo with the kids…

TipStitched Fall 2015 Collection Dresses

I’ve been working on the following six dresses for my TipStitched Fall Collection for a while and I’m so excited to show it to you. I do have tops, skirts and pants planned but I love dresses so of course I had to launch the dresses first!   It is almost impossible for me to pick…

Striped Fitted Peplum Dress – McCalls 6886 modified

I wanted to bring you a quick piece as I know I haven’t posted in a while. I stumbled upon this look yesterday while looking for some sewing inspiration online. I needed something that I could sew up in an evening to have a post for today. As soon as I saw a Beaute J’adore’s Nautical…

Pink and Purple Multi Chevron Tulip Dress – Frankenpattern

Yay! Finally I have a new dress to share.  I actually finished this before heading out to the conference last week, but have just now had time to write a post.  Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about the Day 3 Conference Recap, its coming later this week.  On to the dress. This dress is a…

TBT – Deep Purple Cowl Neck Dress – Vogue 1250

I realize I haven’t posted a pattern review over a week. I’ve been busy launching TipStitched and attending the Fashion, Sewing and Style Conference so I haven’t been able to do much sewing for myself. I promise next week I’ll be posting some new garments as I’m itching to do some selfish sewing. For now…

Navy and Cream Greek Keys Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

McCalls 6884 is a TNT (tried and true) dress pattern. I decided to try my hand at View A after my first go of View B went so well. Thankfully this time went just as smoothly as the first. This navy and cream Greek keys jersey rayon spandex knit is from Girl Charlee. (FYI :Girl Charlee…

Blue Aztec Print Dress – Vogue 8968

I received Vogue 8968 in a lot of patterns I was blessed with by a sewsista. She had purchased a lot of maybe 100+ pattern from a amazing craigslist listing and was giving away the extras to anyone who so desired them. How generous! Anyway this is one of the patterns that stood out to me and…

Black and White Faux Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

This dress is an oldie but a goodie. I attempted this pattern pretty early in my sewing journey because it came highly recommend and I love a wrap dress. The reveiws were correct this was an simple sew! I used an ITY I bought from a local fabric store. I just love black and white and this…

My Version of the Infamous Go-To Dress – McCalls 6886

There really isn’t much to say about this pattern that hasn’t been said. It is a favorite on Pattern Review, you’ll find it as an honorable mention on their “Best Pattern  of 2014” list. It is also a popular pattern in some of the Facebook sewing groups that I am in. I think the popularity is…