McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric. ¬†ūüė¶ I’ve already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here. ¬†I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!

 

I decided to use this pattern, McCall’s M7324, view A. ¬†I definitely won’t be using the curved hi/lo hem. ¬†I want my border to be even and uninterrupted!

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I cut out my usual size and was shocked at the amount of ease in this one. ¬†Perhaps with a softer, flowing fabric this 8.5″ ease might be nice, but although my denim is lightweight, it doesn’t drape well. ¬†I did a bit of trimming on the cut pieces – there would be more work ahead fitting this top though.

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I’ve decided to make a denim skirt…

from my Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt¬†pattern. ¬†I cut this pattern out last week¬†from some 100% pre-washed cotton I found in my stash. ¬†I still have a good metre or so left so I’ll have to think of another project for it. ¬†Do any of you have a favourite tank top pattern that could use the remainder of my 100% cotton denim?

Since this is the fourth time I have cut out a Sewaholic Hollyburn, I think it is definitely one of my TNT patterns.

My skirt is coming together well.  The thought of topstitching and revits and Jeans buttons makes me SMILE!  

I started this skirt by making¬†my interfaced back pockets. ¬†I just cut a large rectangle shape, as the Hollyburn didn’t have a pattern piece for this.¬†¬†I precisely measured for my angled corners. ¬†I marked the centre point of the bottom with my Chaco liner and I measured two inches up on each side and made marks there too.

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Seams right!

Progress has been made on the two pairs of jeans I have been making. ¬†If you missed the first steps, you can read about them in my post here. ¬†I have been following a Craftsy course, “Sewing Designer Jeans” with Angela Wolf and using bits and pieces of a couple of patterns,¬†Vogue V2948 and¬†Vogue V8774.

I am happy with how my patch pockets turned out (last post).  So next I move on to the back seams for both jeans.  A flat felled seam.  I marked the seam line.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Usually you sew a seam together like this, on the seam line.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This time I wanted my seam lines to meet like this because then my topstitching and the flat felled seam would be perfectly centred on my yellow marked seam lines.

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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