I usually find lots of sewing time on the weekends, tucked between chores and errands and spending time with my family. Last weekend was a busy one though, with not much sewing time. Instead, it was a fun weekend in Vancouver with my sister, who would like me to sew a MOG (Mother of the Groom) dress for her for her son’s wedding in February. We spent the day shopping for fabric for her. I thought you might like to see what she bought and sent home with me … I’ve got lots to blog about in the future!
I like this dress pattern, McCall’s M7084. My sister likes the top with the contrasting inserts shown in view C, but with the collar and sleeves of view D, so we have a blue made of 97% cotton, 3% spandex, with the white print for the inserts, again 97% cotton, 3% spandex.
This one is McCall’s M7169, view A, with view C sleeves, with the brownish flowers in the centre panel and the black for the sides. Both these fabrics are cotton with spandex too.
This one is a vintage pattern from 1978, Simplicity 8510. It must be a favourite of my sister’s for her to keep it safe all this time. The fabric is a similar beige as in the pattern photo, linen-like, 70% polyester, 30% rayon. (It is deceiving sitting on my bedspread so ignore the pink flowered fabric!)
Next, another vintage pattern, McCall’s 4408, and another pattern favourite from 1989. She would like the skirt shorter, just under the knees, than in the pattern photo though. The black print is a 100% polyester, the brown print and the “Clark Gable” print are both 100% cotton.
My sister’s last purchase was the MOG dress fabric. Continue reading