I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas and happy holidays. In the post Christmas slump I have infused enough energy to post about my Christmas outfit – all made by moi 😉
I had been wanting to try out Mccalls M6886 for some time. As a long term resident of my pattern stash – I was glad to finally get it on with this pattern. Its a good’un people. Simple but chic. I cut a straight size 8 and for a first go I am very happy. The embossed red scuba fabric has also been in my stash for a long time – I gave myself double points for double stash busting :-). I also made a M6844 cardigan in black to go with the dress. Having made one before here in red, there’s not much to say about except that it took me less than 2 hours to make from cutting to snipping last thread.
Construction wise I used my overlocker throughout except for the hems – for which a 2.5mm twin needle worked a charm.
One thing I would advice on the M6844 cardigan is to not interface the collar unless if you are going for quite a stiff look. I did not interface the collar band as it is double faced. For reference I used ponte fabric (again from stash :-).
The outfit came together so nicely. I felt very chic and elegant on Christmas day, which helped given how much chaos entails hosting Christmas for 13 people (one of them a vegan with a few food allergies).
As always thank you for stopping by this little bit of my interwebs! Did you make a Christmas outfit as well?
Happy sewing !
Oh and I have made a few loose goals for the year as follows:
- For every 4 of stash items used I can buy 1 new stash (patterns or fabric).
- Wear at least one accessory. (I am trying to be more stylish you see)
- Go to one sewing community meet up.
- Have more fun sewing and blogging.
*Any I should add?