Friday, August 02, 2013

Stripe Tank - McCall's 6036


McCall's 6036 is my go-to pattern when making a  knit shirt for Meredith
and it was just the ticket for her "find" while cleaning my stash shelves.  First it was the stripe from my blazer and the navy ponte from my peplum top.

My design instructions from Meredith were to mix the stripes




Use the solid navy for the back and include a curved hem with a high-low look.

Side view


I was able to get all this done and had only scraps left of the fabric.  I did use the navy to bind the neckline and the armholes.  Turning the armhole binding all the way to the inside so it did not show at all.

I lowered the underarm seams about 3/8" but from the wrinkles in the picture, I should of lowered it a bit more.

She said it was just what she wanted!




Note:  It probably seems like I am only sewing for Meredith right now and she does have a twin, Kaitlyn.  I told Kaitlyn I would make her some clothes and she said okay but in reality Kaitlyn is a running shorts and t-shirt kind of girl.  I do have an order for a laptop sleeve!

18 comments:

  1. She must be a delight to sew for.

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    1. She is very fun, loves clothes and fashion. Spends lots of time on Pinterest!

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  2. Doesn't she show interest in sewing herself? Nice pattern for a beginner!

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    1. She does but only quilts. I will have to see if she wants to try it sometime.

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  3. lindo parabéns
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  4. Something good always results from cleaning up the sewing room! Cute top love the use of stripes and solid fabric.

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    1. You are so right, Joen. She will have fun wearing this one.

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  5. How fun to sew such cute clothes for your daughter! She always looks so happy and pretty in what you make. Like the way you mixed the stripes and the solid color. So cute!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, she is a very happy girl.

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  6. That pattern is such a great fit, well done on the top :)

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    1. Thanks, Zoe, it is quick and easy.

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  7. Not only do I love your sewing pics but wow your flowers are beautiful . Though not colorful I love a view of round hay bales. They always give me a sense of being home..

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    1. Thanks, I love my flowers and this year we have had some nice rains, that is always a good thing.

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  8. Fun pattern mix! Love it!

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  9. Always great to have a go to pattern on hand. Your daughter looks lovely in this blocked version. I love it as well :)

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    1. thanks, Sarah, it was fun to make, instant gratification.

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  10. Really cute! Meredith has a great sense of style! And way to stash-bust!

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