Tuesday, March 31, 2020

McCall's 8055 and NIkko Top - Stripe Ponte




Quick knit pieces- yes, please.  I need these when I don't feel like sewing and want a jump start or after I finished a more difficult time-consuming pieces.  




The skirt is McCall's 8055 also known as #TillieMcCalls and is quick knit project


The top is my standard mock turtleneck, yep, you guessed it the Nikko Top.  I did make a couple of adjustments for the mock neckline. The ponte didn't have enough stretch for the mock.  I made it as is and I couldn't get it over my head.  I am so happy I tried to pull the mock over my head before I sewing it to the body of my Nikko.  To work through this, I deepened the neckline of the front shirt.  Also, I recut the mock pattern piece, I moved the pattern piece away from the fold 3/4".  That worked and it did work over my head!  I do wish I took a couple of inches off the arm facing, that just stretches too much.



The skirt I made a size 14 and that is too big.  I did take it in and will next time I will make a size 12.

I will wear these together or separate (which no pics!)  or layered with cute jackets, like my Ziggi jacket


These two garments took one night so it was a quick and rewarding sew.




3 comments:

  1. Very cute and I love the stripes. You will get a lot of wear as these stripes can be worn with anything. Looks great with the jacket too.

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  2. Great job matching those strioes. You look sexy in that dress. You need a couple more that style. Looks awesome with the jacket, too. Cools it down.

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