Happy Friday! Here is another one of my fall DIY dresses. I whipped up another quick version of TNT McCalls M6886, also known as the easiest knit pattern in the sewing community.
I made view C, which I have made a few times before. I elongated the hem by a few inches.
Here is the view from the back. I did add a CB seam (the pattern does not call for it), but it always helps to get a better fit. Instead of cutting the back “Cut 1 on fold”, I cut 2, adding a CB Seam allowance.
I made this dress fitted but not super fitted. I paired it with a collarless cape with arm slits for colder days.
I so love the style lines on this cape.
Read below for more details on this DIY:
PATTERN: I used TNT McCalls M6886, view C and added a few inches to the hem.
Super easy. I used this easy technique to attach the sleeves. There are only 3 pattern pieces on this dress: Front, sleeve, back. I did all the hemming with a cover stitch.
FABRIC: Double knit I purchased on Etsy many moons ago.
I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope this inspires you to sew and make something for yourself. See you next time and until then. Happy Sewing
Here is another long-term UFO! I initially made these pants in January, but I was on vacation and did not have access to my serger. So I deconstructed the main seams in February so I could serge the raw edges and re-construct them. Well, this pair sat on my cutting table for about 6 months 🙂 I FINALLY finished them! YAY me!
These are out of print Burda 7122. I have sewn this up before and thoroughly enjoyed them. This fabric was such a joy to work with.
It pressed beautifully for a nice tailored look. The fabric is a dark blue, it looks almost black. This scarf is my latest obsession too.
Here is my Bollywood side pose for ya. My mum took these pics, so there was definitely a lot of goofing around.
I recently also wore these pants with this leopard crop top I made the last week.
To find out more about these pants, read below..
PATTERN: Burda 7122, previously made HERE. I lowered the waist by an inch as these black ones are super high waisted.
FABRIC: I used a denim sateen from Fabric Mart Fabrics. It has a small amount of stretch, so these pants are more comfortable than the black ones made in a gabardine.
SEWING: These pants are not a bad pair to attempt if you have never made one. Mainly because an invisible zipper is simpler to install than a front fly zipper.
I love this style of pants and will be making them again, but I will draft my own pants from my sloper.Did you get any weekend sewing done? Do tell!
I hope you are well. I just finished this top two nights ago. This was a long-term UFO (unfinished object) sitting in my studio for months.
Now I am wondering why I didn’t finish it sooner because I am completely and totally in love with it.