I thought I would show you what I have been up to this past week. I have finally finished my black cardigan, McCall’s M7055. A McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun” pattern. When I opened the pattern envelope, I was surprised to find it was nothing but a CIRCLE with sleeves!
I didn’t have much left to do to finish my cardigan. A bit of seam binding here and there and a bit of pressing…
… and here we have it! Now this is a cute little length in the front…
… and the perfect length in the back. The back fits so well…
… and it picks up the black in my Black & Blue Ocelot dress just perfectly.
Unfortunately, the front always feels so uncomfortable, like it is always falling off my shoulders. Of course, there is a total lack of fitting in this “circle with sleeves”!
Is it a Success? What do you think?
Despite what I might say on Instagram, I haven’t spent the whole week sitting around reading sewing blogs, drinking coffee and eating chocolate. I have been sewing!
My mom has lost her eyeglasses case. It doesn’t really bother her. But after looking at my own case I figured I could easily make one for her.
I’ve also started cutting out my next projects. This one is a continuation of my Sister’s Sewing Projects. Simplicity 8510 from 1978 – a vintage pattern! My sister picked a lovely beige linen look fabric (70% polyester/30% rayon). It drapes so nicely!
And something for myself… I’ve always wanted a jean dress. But a nice one. Something I could wear to the office. In my stash I have a beautiful fabric – jean like, but so soft. 60% cotton/40% Tencel*. I’m going to use my Sewaholic Nicola for the first time. Except I don’t want its short sleeves, nor it’s long sleeves – I prefer to make the sleeves the same as the Simplicity 8510 above, folded up and with a button and tab to hold them.
So what are you working on next?
* “a sustainable fabric, regenerated from wood cellulose. It is similar in hand to rayon and bamboo, both regenerated fabrics. However, Tencel is one of the most environmentally friendly regenerated fabrics, for several reasons. Tencel fibers are grown sustainably. Unlike rayon and bamboo, Tencel’s supply chain is transparent. It is obtained from eucalyptus trees that are grown on farms—no old growth forests, genetic manipulation, irrigation, or pesticides are used.” from ecomall.com