Coral Floral Girls Sundress: McCalls 7079

Not sure why I never got around to sharing this look, but better late than never. After first trying liverpool knit from Finch Fabrics to make McCalls 7046  I fell in love with it.  Apparently so did Miss Socialite because she wanted to know when I was going to make her something with it. I…

Wine Floral Maxi: McCalls 7561

Who doesn’t love a maxi dress? I mean they are great for spring, summer and fall. I never seem to have enough but my go to maxi patterns have been McCalls 7121 and 6744, but I when Maggie Elaine shared her version of McCalls 7561 on Instagram I decided I needed one too.

Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2

So I entered this years Pattern Review Sewing Bee! You wouldn’t know that unless you follow me on Instagram (so if you missed it follow here), but that’s my fault as I entered Week 1 at the very last minute. And by last minute I mean I cut and sewed my entry the night before…

McCalls Pattern Haul

McCall’s patterns are on sale through August 12th. Take a look at what I grabbed.

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…

This season’s hottest top! McCalls 7542

By now I’m sure you have seen this pattern on either a blog, Facebook or Instagram. McCalls 7542 seems to be an instant hit! All of us makers love it, a simple fitted top in two lengths that offers 5 distinct sleeve options. McCall Pattern Company boosted the pattern’s popularity even more by creating a…

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…

Quilted Floral Knit Bomber – McCalls 7100

In my  Fall/Winter To Sew List I told y’all I was in love with bomber jackets. I had started three at the time of that post. I have since completed those three but you can read here and here about what happened with those if you missed it. So though this is the fourth bomber jacket…

Ankara Bomber Round 2: McCalls 7100

I mentioned in Fall/Winter To Sew List post that I had a few bomber jackets planned. First up was the matching Ankara set I sewed up for me and Miss Socialite. The lesson I learned from that attempt was do NOT use fusible interfacing (at least not without adjusting the sizing). Next up! This Ankara version for my sister….

Dramatic Drape Back Cardigan – McCalls 7441

One of the many things I love about the online sewing community (whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pattern Review or sewing blogs) is realizing I overlooked a great pattern. Sometimes I can look at a pattern and quickly dismiss it, but later a sewsister will whip it up and share it and I think “I…

Striped Girls Hoodie Dress-McCalls 6785

I’m a selfish sewer. Though I do sew for hire and for friends and family on occasion, I enjoy sewing for myself most, if I’m being honest. That said my second favorite person to sew for is my stepdaughter, miss socialite. Mainly because she’s a sweetie, my biggest fan/salesperson and she loves to “twin” (her term for…

McCalls 2017 Early Spring Patterns

I can’t believe that it is time for the spring (even early spring) patterns to be released. This has been a crappy year for me, but the one good thing is that it passing quickly. I’ve barely sewn any winter wear and the spring patterns are coming out. Oh well good thing I can multitask,…