Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun Sewing

Just a quick post to show the outfits I made the kids for Easter.

Ally's dress and panties were made with a cute green cotton fabric with pink bunnies on it. As soon as I seen it in Jo-Anns I knew it would be perfect for this little outfit.

The pattern is from the book: Cute Clothes For Kids by Rob Merrett
Love this book it has some really cute patterns in it. Most of the patterns are for little girls with a few of them for boys.

Kameron's vest pattern also came out of the same book.
His shirt is from simplicity 1923

All pleased with his Easter Basket

I love this pic of the two of them!

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, April 6, 2012

I love to wear knit tops in the summer they are quick to make, easy to wear and they don't wrinkle.What's not to love! I just order some bright coloured yummy rayon blend knits on :) Every now and then I will find a knit I like at Jo-Ann's or Hancock fabrics. I found this blue stripe rayon blend knit at Jo-Ann's a few weeks ago and I knew to buy it up as they always seem to sell out of cute knits really fast. Let me tell you this fabric is sooo soft! It's a joy to wear
Here's the review.

Pattern review for McCalls 6203 Now Out Of Print
Pattern Description:
Fitted, pullover tunics A, B, C, D have scooped neckline and dolman, below elbow sleeves with band; tunic A has self-fabric flower; tunic B has purchased jewel stones that form applique; tunic C has contrast bands; tunics A, B, C have double layer neckbands with unfinished edges; tunic D has attached drape.
Pattern Sizing:
I made a small on top grading to a medium at the hips
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy a beginner could easily make this top.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that it had very few pattern pieces and it went together very quick.
Fabric Used:
A rayon blend knit that I picked up at jo-ann fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not do the unfinished neck line.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would make another one if the right fabric came along.
This pattern is now out of print but if you already have it I would recommend it. You can make this top up in a couple of hours!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to finish up Easter outfits for the kids