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Showing posts from September, 2017

Butterick 6101

Fall has most definitely arrived in Colorado, ready or not.  I'm sure the dazzling fall days with mild temps that I so love are just around the corner, but in the meantime summer was blown out to be replaced by cold and rain.
While I'm now sewing for fall (like in a hurry), here is my last make of summer:  Butterick 6101 made up in a stretch linen which is almost too sheer for this pattern.  But when it's hot, it works ;-)    I made this in a small, though I typically make a medium at least on the sides.  The arm holes were not too low, but the neck was super wide--a design feature I think.  I actually took it in with tucks a placed small pewter buttons over the tucks.  Also, I didn't make the binding as wide as provided, rather doing my usual binding width.   The little artsy pockets grew on me.  I think it's important that the fabric be fluid enough that these don't poke out weirdly.

And here's my little arsty fartsy touch :-)  :

With several washes, it's …

McCalls 7387 and a Quilt Guild Visit

I sewed a lot of white this summer.  After wearing sooo much black for years, I can't get enough white.  This shirt got tons ofwear this summer.   The following goofy expressions of me trying very hard to play photographer are for free.

McCalls 7387 in a light and airy cotton shirting.  So light and airy
I have to wear a bit underneath which is not always the most light and airy thing to do.  I made up a medium, which was roomy to a degree I'm fine with.  However, next time I might make a small through neck and shoulders as collar seems a bit big.  Also, the sleeve band was too wide I thought.  I ended up folding it back.  Again, fine.  I liked the back detail, too; though a fabric with more body would probably stick out.

I wore it today to my friend DeLois' quilt guild meeting.  They are also holding an exhibit in the same building:  the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver.  Too fun.

Till next time XXOO