July 2016

Fashion Sewing Club
July 2016

Symphony Ball
Cocoon Wrap
Butterick 6065

Wool and rayon challis
1. Made this pattern last month but this time used a drapey woven instead of a knit as called for in pattern.
2. Cut neck/front band on bias.

Silver Drapeneck Top
New Look 6108

Metallic knit
1. Made pattern before-great knit! Love the Treadle fabric!

Maxi Skirt
McCall’s 7386

Ponte knit
1. Chose size according to hips but took in 2”.
2. Added 2 ¾” in length for me
3. Be careful to use strong elastic to support weight of maxi.
4. CB seam has some shaping and draping.

McCall’s 7386

Activewear knit
1. Basic tank-a bit on the skimpy side but nice fit.
2. No bands for edge finishes, just turned under 5/8”.
3. Would make up into a nice tank dress for under an eyelet or mesh.

Twist Front Dress
Simplicity 1612

Rayon knit
1. Easiest directions and neck treatment I have tried or read about for this type of dress. Also a bit more conservative but not by much 🙂
2. In first version elastic causes fabric to pucker-also difficult to apply.
3. In a second version, use back facing as outside piece also. Cut facing piece from elastic mesh/swimsuit lining.
4. When sewing front pieces, stitch armhole edges RST to finish.

Burda Vee Back Top
BurdaStyle magazine April 2016

1. Add seam allowances and hem when cutting out!!
2. First version had no SA or hem so added hem bands.

Debbie’s Garments:
Lace Collar Tee-I borrowed the collar pattern from the Colette Moneta Dress and added it to my favorite tee-shirt pattern.
Fabric and Notions: Rayon jersey for the tee, amount to pattern and 1/4 yd stretch lace for top of collar.
Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. Construct tee to pattern.
2. For collar, cut one front and back from jersey and one front and back from lace.
3. Stitch collar front to collar backs from jersey-do the same for lace pieces,
4. Once collar is constructed, pin rs of collar to ws of tee neck edge. Press seam allowance towards tee and under stitch to tee. Tack collar to shirt at shoulders.
“Woven Tee”: Butterick 6214, view C without pocket and contrast.
Fabric and Notions: Rayon Challis amount to pattern.
Pattern and Construction Changes:
Compared my measurements, the finished measurements and a ready-to-wear tee that I have, and chose to go down a size. The tee is made to pattern except I narrowed the sleeve width at hem an inch. I like how it fits, especially without bust darts.

hong kong finish with shoes!

hong kong finish with shoes!

Linen Jacket: McCalls 5668, View A
Fabric and Notions: 100% Linen (not a good choice for me), amount to pattern.
1 and 3/4 yd Interfacing and 5/8 yd silky lining for sleeve.
Pattern and Construction Changes:
I made a muslin to pattern, tweaked some fit issues and went on to make the jacket.
I am very sorry I used linen-too wrinkly for me. Also the jacket is only lined at sleeves which I don’t mind except in this case. The facings yoke are slip stitched. I did not realize that until after I did my seam finishes. I think a full lining would be a better option.

August 2016 Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, August 9, 10:30 @ Treadle
Thursday, August 11, 6:30 @ First Sewing
Saturday, August 13 10:30 @ Treadle