Mccalls 6566 crossed the finish line today!!!!!!!!
First, let me say, this is a really loose fitting top. I ended up taking in the side seams by about 4 inches total, and I also raised sleeve curve. The shirt was super simple to make and if this is the type of top you’re looking for, I’d recommend it. Instead of using bias binding at the neck, I did a simple turn and stitch. It took me YEARS to figure out how to do that. If anyone else struggles with that…there’s a TRICK! And for only $10M, I’ll tell it to you! Ha ha…j/k. Okay, so the trick is to sew a row of stitching around the neck just barely inside the seamline. Then, when you fold the allowance under, the stitching provides that stabilization that’s needed. Pin and topstitch. I forget where I learned that from. I used to get sooo frustrated with knit hems…they’re still not my favorite, but I’ve learned how to deal with them mostly successfully (but still not perfectly).
Yes, I really felt that tired today…it was a looooong week at work. Hopefully I can recuperate a little more tomorrow and I sure plan on making next week better, if I can.
That top took hardly any time to finish, so then I moved on to making a muslin of Burda 7062. Then I made another muslin with all my adjustments. I’ll save you the saga, but I think I got the fit to be pretty good (or at least good enough). They’re first getting made up in a cobalt blue stretch twill type fabric. I plan to finish those tomorrow and if I like them enough, I plan to make quick pair in some heavy black linen that I’m prewashing tonight. I like to wash linen 3 times before cutting and I’m on the 2nd cycle now.
Here are some strawberries that I picked tonight. Aren’t they pretty? We have a few everbearing plants and they’re really loving the cooler weather this year.