Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sew Happy to Be Sewing Again
I was late to the pajama party but got them done yesterday as well. I made the McCalls 4218 nightgown with a FBA to the side dart and 6 inches shorter. What I thought were front tucks on the pattern turned out to be merely ruffles. This Joann's embroidered poly fabric was loud enough so I eliminated those. It has facings and I did a zig zag edgestitch to help them stay flat in this polyester material. I get annoyed when patterns eliminate a simple step like this which can make your garment so much more successful.
I lengthened the straps 1/2 inch which put the bust points in the right place and it's still not too low cut at all. It's a wearable muslin and thanks to Ann's challenge I finally made this pattern. I'll see what I think about it after sleeping in it a few nights. My favorite nightgown patterns are two bias cut Kwik Sew patterns. This McCalls one will have to prove its worth. Mr. Lucky's flannel pants were also whipped out and are already put away so sorry for no pics.
All in all, it feels good to feel good again and to be back in a sewing frame of mind. Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby that you enjoy and that makes you want to get up and do something?