Wednesday, October 31, 2012

McCall's 6124

I made McCall's #6124 to test out of Principles of Apparel Construction.  I made view B with the sleeves from view A.
I got the fabric from the red tag section of Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost: $9.60

  • Fabric: $9.60 (I bought 3 yards at $3.20/yard and I didn't use it all)
  • Buttons: stash
  • Interfacing: stash

I'm very happy with this shirt. I am pretty proud of the quality of construction, if I do say so myself.  And I think it fits nicely.

I didn't have time to do a real sleeve cuff (I was practically sewing this in the car on the way to turn it in) so I did some sort of makeshift fold-up cuff situation.

Look at those beautiful buttonholes!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Onto Advanced Apparel Construction

Soooooo since I'm a fashion design major, I'm supposed to take Principles of Apparel Construction. Since I am such a talented seamstress, I decided to petition to test out of the class and move on to Advanced Apparel Construction. I had to take a written test and turn in garments with waistbands, zippers, buttons, and collars.


I just wanted to brag all over the internet that I tested out of Principles of Apparel Construction!!!!! Yaaaaaay! No remedial sewing for this girl. I'll be taking Advanced Apparel Construction this spring. I am a golden god. That is all.

And because I couldn't do it without him, here's a picture of Soxy helping me sew the button down shirt that got me out of Sewing 101:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sewaholic Renfrew

I made my first Renfew top! It was a fabulous experience. It fits great and was very simple. I made View C. I don't normally go for cowl necks but since my fabric was a bit mannish, I thought the cowl would add a nice feminine touch. I used an oatmeal/navy striped polyester/rayon "mohair blend" jersey from the Red Tag section at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost (after coupons, discounts, etc.): $7.40

I had to omit the sleeve cuffs because I serged the whole top together before I realized I would never be able to serge the cuffs to the sleeves. So I used my twin needle to hem them instead.

Look at that stripe matching. I impress myself.

This is my first project in a long line of projects featuring sleeves. It is impossible to find cute clothes with sleeves; I guess they just don't make them. Look out world: Alison is preparing for winter!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Knitted Gray Seed Stitch Tam

I downloaded this pattern for free from Ravelry. I used Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn in Grey Marble.