March 2017

Debbie’s Garments:

Ruffle Cuff Tee: McCalls 6964, or your favorite Tee-shirt pattern, Cotton blend knit.
1. To make cuff, determine finished sleeve length and width of cuff ruffle (my measurement is 12 x 1.5 =18”)
2. Cut rectangles for ruffles 18 x 9”.
3. Stitch short side of each rectangle rst.
4. Press seam allow open, fold ruffle wst, matching cut edges.
5. Gather or ease top edge of ruffle to fit sleeve bottom. Stitch ruffle to sleeve.
6. Finish neck edge with a French seam finish.

Blaze Orange Unlined Jacket: McCalls 7288, view A and C, Textured cotton.
Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. Pattern runs short.
2. Option to line sleeves.
3. Hems and collar are interfaced. Stitched interfacing to facing rst, folded to ws and then pressed for a clean finish.
4. Optional topstitching. Used three buttons instead of four.

Ruched Tee: McCalls 7046, View B and D, Cotton/spandex interlock
Made to pattern. Could have used favorite Tee-shirt pattern and avoided fit issues!
(see above)
Curved Panel Skirt: Burda 6612, View B, Medium weight denim.
Fun skirt to construct. Once you know skirt fits you could sew side seams, apply curved panels and then sew in zipper rather than follow pattern construction order – easier manipulation of fabric with sewing machine. Fabric glue stick worked well when sewing curved panel to sides of skirt.

Sweater Jacket (second time around): Vogue 9244, Marci Tilton, View A
I liked this garment fromFebruary club so much that I decided to try it again. This time I used a two sided knit that was taking up space in my stash. I am not as pleased with it the second time around because the knit is too utilitarian – just a gray sweatshirt.

Fashion Sewing Club, April 2017

Saturday, April 8,10:30 @Treadle
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 @ Treadle
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 2 JoAnn-Edina

Fashion Sewing Club
March 2017

Grandpa/Boyfriend Sweater
McCalls 7476
Pink/gray sweater knit and pink interlock
1. Great pattern-collar lays nicely. Drop shoulder is fun and fashion forward.
2. Fit is great but a straight cut side seam so alteration may be necessary.
3. Used interlock as a facing for bottom and sleeve hem as interfacing would have restricted stretchability.

Fleece Vest
Butterick 6328
Luxe fleece
1. Good basic pattern. Needs the right fabric to really sing ☺
2. Used scallop stitch on sewing machine for edge finish as fleece is quite bulky.

Gored Skirt
McCalls 7059
Navy wool
1. This is a remake because it’s a great pattern and I couldn’t find a new one like it.
2. Triple coverstitch for accent on seam allowances.
3. Navy wool was too heavy-wish I would have experimented with a folded hem-may have convinced me it was too heavy before I cut it.
4. Ponte is just right!
(see above)
Raglan Turtleneck
Butterick 6389
Gray jersey
1. Remake of pattern in a more stable knit (previous version was a rayon knit).
2. Fit a bit tighter but still like the pattern.
3. FYI-it has cuffs so make longer if you don’t use cuffs ☺

Retro Jumper
Vogue 9122
Novelty woven/boucle
1. French dart worked well. Fit was amazingly good for an older Vogue-shoulder width perfect/neck placement good.
2. Lining is identical to dress so good for fitting muslin.
3. Should have added at least an inch in length for me.

Post Baptism Dress
KwikSew 3973
Cotton knit and eyelet combo
1. Omitted facings and line