Monday, August 21, 2017

McCall's 7510 - Chambray Cold Shoulder Blouse


McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray


What can I say about the cold shoulder look?  Maybe I am totally in love with it and keep making top after top!  I had purchased Mood Fabrics’ Steven  Alan Denim Blue  Cotton Chambray in March with the intentions of a Scout Tee and maybe an Archer but plans change!  I am sorry to say this particular chambray is sold out but no worries, Mood Fabrics’ has a great selection of Chambray, in prints and solids in several colorways.

McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

I used McCall’s 7510 in View B, which I thought might be a good look for early fall.  My area will still have some 80 degree days with cooler nights and this will be fun to wear now and in early fall.  My hubby was in the yard when I was taking pictures and commented that he really liked this outfit but were the sleeves to far down on my arms.  A valid question but when you look at the drawing on the McCall’s website it looks about like my garment.

This Chambray is incredible and I love working with it.  I did mark the wrong side on each piece, sometimes it is hard to tell.  The Chambray pressed beautifully which made it is easy to make this blouse.  McCall’s instructions call for a lining but I did not do that.   Instead I used bias binding for the shoulders and the neckline.  The pattern does have a keyhole opening in the back.  I basted this closed and was able to get the blouse on without a problem.  Truthfully, it is a bit hard to get off but that is okay, I prefer no keyhole opening.
McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

I did add one inch to the sleeve length but after the blouse was completed, this really wasn’t a necessary adjustment.  I do notice in the photos a few wrinkles in the front right where the sleeve attaches.  I don’t think that is the fit of the blouse but the weight of the sleeves pulling on the front.  Does that make sense?  My thoughts… this is a lot of sleeve, attached to very little of the front and back.  It seems to be a stress point.
McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

I have made this top before using the flutter sleeve and a incredible Mood Fabrics’  Italian Twill (blog post here).  That top is probably my favorite cold shoulder top.  The pattern and fabric are an incredible combination. Also, I do not notice the wrinkles on the short sleeve one.
I really do like my new top and the cold shoulders are fun to wear.  I figure all the yoga I do, I should show off those shoulders!  Now a couple of shots with Junior and a trick he can do!

McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray


What about you, have you made the cold shoulder look?  What have been your favorite fabrics?

McCall's 7510 long sleeve cold shoulder top made from Mood Fabrics' Chambray

Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  These garment are blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.
        



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Friday, August 18, 2017

Churn Dash Quilt




Churn Dash quilt using pattern from Modern One-Block Quilts

A red and white Churn Dash Quilt has been in the works here for a few months.  I have been collecting red fat quarters after seeing a gorgeous Churn Dash in a book.

Monday, August 14, 2017

McCall's 7445 - Third Time and in Stretch Denim



McCall's 7445 wide leg culottes, a Melissa Palmer pattern made in Mood Fabrics' stretch denim

I needed one more pair of culottes and this time in a stretch denim.  These will go from summer to fall and possibly part of winter, so I just had to have them!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sewing For My Daughers



Deer and Doe Plantain Tee with fabric from My Fabric Designs



The week of August 7th, sewing for my youngest two - aka the twins!  Meredith received more than Kaitlyn but it is all good.  The above top is a Deer and Doe Plantain Tee for Meredith.  The fabric is a knit from My Fabric Designs.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Simplicity 1020- My Fabric Designs


Simplicity 1020 Scrub Top with knit side panels made from My Fabric Designs custom printed fabric and knit from Joann's

Scrub Top time again and we tried a different pattern.  This time one with some knit side panels and more shape