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

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  😦 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.

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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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