Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vogue 8906 & Pattern Winner

I had a few ladies who were interested in the pattern I offered on my last post and to be fair, I wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper and had the Hubby draw a name. The winner of McCalls 6243 free pattern is...

Congratulations Candice of Sew My Time! Email me where you want your pattern sent and I will get it out to you right away. Thanks everyone for participating and the great comments!

On another note, I fell in love with this cute little top when I saw it made up by SandraMary on Pattern Review. It's Vogue 8906 and let me tell you the photo on the envelope kills the sale of this really cute pattern!

Thank goodness I saw Sandra's version on pattern review, otherwise I would have never given this pattern a second look or made it and I love this very comfortable and cute little top!

It sews up very quickly and it's so comfortable! I love the pleating in the front and back that cinch the waist giving the top a "peplum" type look. The only alteration I had to make was taking up an additional 1" seam allowance in the shoulder seam to shorten the V-Neck front so it would be work appropriate and I didn't want to wear a cami with it.

The fit is perfect! Don't you think?

I'm sure I will be making this one again! I used a rayon challis in a really cute snake skin print. The colors are a white background with black, brown with a touch of gold. I purchased the fabric from Hancock Fabrics a little while ago, so they may still have it.

If you like this style, it is so worth your while!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

McCalls 6243...A Quick Review and FREE PATTERN!

McCalls 6243, what a great pattern! I've had this pattern in my stash for quite some time and it wasn't until I decided to make another "color-blocked dress that I realized my mistake! I had purchased the wrong size pattern! I searched several different fabric stores before I finally found one pattern remaining in my size! I didn't want to be unnecessarily resizing a pattern if I didn't have to. Thank God for that last pattern!  My mistake is your gain...if you want my extra pattern (size 14-16-18) please tell me so in the comments section.  If there are multiple requests, I will have a drawing for it.  I have to tell you, this pattern is very easy, quick and so much fun to put together! Deciding on my color schemes, moving them around etc., was exciting my creative muse, whom now I've deemed as "Sally" (which also happens to be my nickname!).  Needless to say, this dress is definitely being made again...

I inserted an invisible zipper in the back and the only alteration I did was to make the front Black section a little longer than the actual pattern piece.  This was done because I wanted the bottom front to end with the Teal color and only had a small piece of Teal remaining.  I extended the Black section because I had more of that fabric and it worked out ok I think.

My fabrics were all Ponte Knit purchased from Michael Levine's in colors...Teal, Dark Grey and Black.  Here's a "no makeup on face" picture of me!...

I LOVE IT!  Again, I must say I truly loved working on this project and can't wait to start the next dress!  If you haven't tried this pattern yet I HIGHLY recommend it!  Thanks for stopping by!