Showing posts from September, 2014

September Garment of the Month

Pattern Review - McCalls 6562
Similar to my cardigan, my Autumn sewing list has a focus on wardrobe staples. For my September Garment of the Month I decided to add in cute going out top. I do love a good dress, but as London can be pretty casual I often head out with a nice top and jeans.

This pattern is McCalls 6562 now out of print. I purchased the pattern when it was on sale and only for view E. I know I complain about pattern envelopes a lot on this blog, but I do think that the other views are pretty strange? I like to think that it is the fabric choice as Cennetta's version is super cute. 

Anyway, enough of my ranting and more about the construction. This top is a wearable muslin. This is not a style that I usually wear, and looking at the line drawings I was worried that it would not be fitted enough. 
I sewed this version straight out of the envelope, cutting a medium  and made no alterations. I am not too enthusiastic about the length. When I am standing it's fine, bu…

Autumn Sewing

Pattern Review: New Look 6735
So everyone is telling me that Summer has come to an end. Although I am holding onto Summer and refusing to wear a jacket to work, I did rustle up this (boring) cardigan to see me through more transitional temperatures. 

I used New Look 6735. From the envelope there is no way that I would have ever purchased this pattern. It is so not me. Or so I thought until I saw the lovely Andrea from Four Square Walls sporting a comfy houndstooth version. And as fate would have it I happened to snap up the pattern for £2 last Summer.
The fabric is a ponte knit from Simply Fabrics purchased for £3 per metre. I wasn't sure how much I would like the final product or how much it would suit me, so in terms of fabric choice I was going along the wearable muslin route. Despite the super cheap price this ponte knit is soft and lovely to wear. I picked up the buttons from John Lewis. 

The cardigan is really quick and easy. I cut this bad boy out on Sunday morning, went t…