Month: August 2018

Pattern Reviews

The Brown “Silk” Bowling Shirt – McCall’s 7206

My third iteration of McCall’s 7206 men’s bowling shirt was once again for my dad. His first one in lavender linen was the nicest thing I’d ever made, but he really wanted a brown one, too. We sourced some “silk” (more on that in a second) at a vendor in …
Pattern Reviews

Peasant Tops for Mom – New Look 6891

I’ve been sewing so much for my dad and husband that I finally took a break to go back to making women’s clothing. But this time, they’re for my mom. New Look 6891 was one of her choices and she had bought a white embroidered border cotton specifically for it. …
Pattern Reviews

Hacking the Pattern – McCall’s 6744, Part 1

(This post about McCall’s 6744 was written last December, and has been sitting unpublished. It’s about a shirt I made in early 2017, so it’s an old post about an old make—meta-blogception! I thought it would be nice to take a trip back in time. Enjoy.) Winter doesn’t ever last very …