Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fabric Stash 2011–McCall’s 6034

Another addition to the Fabric Stash contest over at Pattern Review. I thought I had posted this one but remembered I needed more pictures.

McCall's 6034

And guess what? I still need more pictures. So that will be a goal (read: reachable) when my son gets home from school. This pattern is not a new one. Not to the market nor to me. I made another view a while back and decided to give this pattern another visit. This time, I attempted view A in a small.

The fabric I used is such a pretty black slinky with some shiny spots that are not really glittery but gives off some shine. Although I thought that the fabric would make me itch with the self lining for the front bodice, surprisingly enough, it don’t. I haven’t worn it, per se, a whole day, but for the time I had it on, which was about an hour, I had no problems.



The picture really does this fabric no justice. It is really pretty and I had originally intended for it to be a cami to wear under my lower cut tops for church.

Front pattern piece

This is ONE ODD SHAPED front pattern piece! There are lots of pleats in here. I had thought at first they were darts but no, darts come to a point; pleats do not. And I think this piece alone has nine. It measures just about 54 inches.

Front Pattern piece length

Here is the difference between the front and back piece lengths. The back has just as many pleats as the front! (Sigh)

Front n Back length difference

mile markersI had to mark my miles with thread this time because the marking pin nor the chalk were working. Here is a close up of the mile markers.

markers up close

I do want to remind myself and tell you to remember to cut only ONE of each pattern piece. I did not pay attention and cut TWO of each. So, I am going to keep one for myself and enter it into the 2011 Fabric Stash Contest at Pattern The second one will be sold.

Did I mention that I am glad that there is a self panel lining on this bad booger? My fabric is VERY see though and a double layer helps a lot.

Very see through

I told you so…VERY SEE THROUGH!

I had to do lots of pinning because I was so scared the fabric would walk and talk while I was sewing it. So I put TONS of pins in it. I am sure I would have had to that if I were to use another fabric with better stability and a lot less slink.

Lots of pinning                    Pins upclose

You can see the pins and the pleats in the pictures above.

Top on Aloe (back)                    Top on Aloe (front)

The back and front on Aloe. I can right through her! I will most definitely make a solid black…something to go underneath this one.

Here’s a better picture in the sunlight. I think I like it even more than before.

Better pic top front

So, this is all for now, until the sonnies get home from school. I think this top will be a good mate with a pair of skinnies and booties. Or maybe a pair of dress trousers.

Until 4:30.

I know, 4:30 took a long time to get here. lol But that is life, or at least my life. It’s busy. As promised, I got you more pictures of the blouse…with me and fat in it. Goodness, if anyone know how to loose belly fat PLEASE let me know!



Ok, I’m done. Excuse the photos. I need to do better with my photographer! Like fire him. lol



Aminat said...

Beautiful....Love the style

Carla(LoverofWords) said...

I like that. very cute

Myra said...

That top us beatiful!!! Love the fabric too! Do you have a picture of you wearing it? I'd really like to see this one on you!

Myra said...

Wow, got so excited, I couldn't type! I meant, "that top is beautiful"!