Monday, March 24, 2014

February's MAGAM is Finished!

I finally finished the February garment.  I made McCalls 4097 view A.  It was easy to make and I would consider making another one if I can get the size right.  I did make a few changes to the pattern.  On the pattern, the sleeves and the bottom of the top have a split seam.  I decided to just sew to the end and leave the split out.  I also added an extra inch to the length of the sleeves and two inches to the length of the top.

The top looks a little big but since the fabric is a cotton blend, it should hopefully shrink a little when washed.  I'm not sure about that neckline.  It's too big for my tastes.  My bra straps show on both sides.  The neckline could have been adjusted by 1 1/2 inches on both sides.  Next time I'll have to adjust the neckline.  Since I'm not the best sewer, I wonder if there's a way to add a fake collar.

I'm always trying to figure out the front from the back on round neck shirts.  However, I'm sensitive to scratchy labels.  So I decided to stitch a design on the back facing.  It looks kind of cute.  May have to make that my signature label for everything else I sew.

I don't know what my next project will be.  Maybe a skirt.  I won't have to worry about visible bra straps or giant leg pants.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

MAGAM - February 2014

I've got to catch up.  I think I'll make McCalls 4097 view A for February MAGAM.  It looks quick and easy and I can whip this one up and still have time to start on the outfit for March.  The material is a pea green color t-shirt knit.

January's MAGAM :(

I've been sick so I haven't been doing too much sewing.  I finished the January MAGAM and I'm not pleased (see that happy face).  First, I had a scissor mishap and had to darn the hole with my machine.  It was high enough to the waistband to be covered by a shirt.

 Second, the pants are too big.  If you've ever seen the movie "Undercover Brother", he had a pair of parachute pants that he used when jumping off a cliff.  That's what these pants remind me of.

I'm not a tailor so alterations are not a part of my sewing skills yet.  Going to have to look for something real easy with less material for my February project.  Trying not too get to disappointed.

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