NSM Challenge Week 3: McCall's 6163Sunday, September 23, 2012
Hello peeps! Finished up my third week garment for my NSM challenge. Can't believe I have only one more week to go. September has flown by but anymore all months seem to fly by. I made McCall's 6163, a mock wrap dress with 3/4 length sleeves. I've had this pattern in my stash for a while. I found this fun stretch knit on the clearance rack at Joann's.
This was one of the easiest patterns I've made so far. I cut a size 10 and I did not make a muslin since I'm pretty familiar with my sizing in McCall's and luckily I had to make no alterations. The left side seam (my left) is gathered to make it look like a wrap dress. I omitted making the tie belt as I just don't care for self made belts in patterns and it looks good with out it. The sleeves are gathered at the ends using elastic, a new technique for me and it was really easy to do. Another first was the collar. I had to read the instructions a couple of times but I finally figured it out. The inside of the collar is attached using a slipstitch. I watched a YouTube video for that. I love YouTube!
This is the first dress I've had with a CB seam. It makes for a really nice fit. I usually have to make alterations to fix gaping and excess fabric near the neck but didn't have that problem here. I guess I can thank the CB seam for that. The seams are all double stitched as per the directions and finished with a zig zag. I thought the length was perfect so I just did a small 5/8 in. hem. The only thing I thought was weird about this pattern is that it called for a zipper. This wouldn't be so weird if it wasn't for the fact that this pattern was for stretch knits only. My fabric was stretchy enough that I can easily get it off and on, no zipper needed. I omitted the zipper.
The background in my pics is courtesy of my parent's house. I think I've found new photographer's as my mom had lots of fun taking the pictures and my dad was in charge of the background and props. We had fun taking them and I'm firing my husband as photographer. (Trust me, he won't mind)
The following pictures are just some fun ones we took. Dad insisted we get his favorite spot in there, behind his grill, the Big Green Egg...
|me and my imaginary spatula|
And because I had my ass kicking boots on, had to get one on the motorcycle..
|That horse up above my head is what I rode as a kid.|
Mom wanted to show the versatility of this dress, it's also work appropriate...
|I wish I had a bed next to my desk at work|
My final pattern for this challenge will be one of Colette's new fall patterns, Juniper. My first attempt at pants too!! Anyone else get Colette's new patterns yet or have already made them? I wanna see!! I went ahead and bought Anise as well and I am contemplating on whether or not to join the sew along Colette is having. Anyone in on this sew along??
Hope you all have a great week!! Until next time...