I’ve really enjoyed my first version of New Look 6340 – I reach for it all the time. It has such a nice fit, and I like the pockets. Handy for all kinds of little things, including my hands!
So I made another, this one in Michael Miller chain link quilting cotton from Hancock’s of Paducah. (It was on sale for $4.99, such a great buy).
I love getting fabric from this store. It is always perfectly cut, each piece is carefully folded and wrapped separately in plastic, and it’s just a delight to receive.
Back to the top. To go with, I’ve sewn another pair of the Vogue 9114 Kathryn Brenne ankle pants, done in white target cloth from JoAnns. These are a little shorter than my red ones at left. And I like this shorter length, kind of funky.
Like they aren’t funky enough already with those upside down pockets on the leg.
Next up, another Butterick 6024 pintucked blouse. Light and comfy in Robert Kaufman Calling 4 London lawn (also from Hancock’s of Paducah).
My first version has the original long hem in the back…
|Butterick 6040 Pintucked Tunic|
On this one, I shortened the back by 4.5″ at the center, cured out to the sides. It just seems to suit the print fabric better than an exaggerated hem. And it’s still long enough to be easy-going. No anxieties about the back view…
I don’t want to give the impression that all has gone well in the loft…I’ve put a couple things in the wadder bin since last week. The biggest disappointment was a dress I planned for the Maxi Dress sew-along. I ordered the pattern, McCalls 7080, sight-unseen. It’s new for the summer season. And ordered the fabric just for the pattern as well.
Both were awful. The bodice was so tight around the sleeve, horrible, and the original neckline was up around my earlobes. And the fabric – I swear, I thought it was cotton. Not. It’s 100% woven polyester. Feels like the outside of a Pampers pull-up…
To make things even worse, I managed to get part of my finger in with a seam I was trimming with my razor-edged Fiskar scissors. ouch.
So – I’m working now on another dress for the sew-along. This is why I have a stash 🙂