For my May MAGAM I have sewn a pair of tapered pants made in the blue broadcloth which was supposed to be a lining for my last skirt. They are quite lightweight but they are intended for wear on board ship for our upcoming cruise and will be heading towards the northern summer.
I used the McCall's 6843 again, view F with a tapered leg. I cut size small and they fit OK but if I make them again I will use View C with the pockets and taper the leg. They are much shorter in the crotch than view C so I added a separate casing at the waist for the elastic But they are reasonable and I will wear them.
When I finished the pants I decided to make another Style Arc Abby cardi. I made the first one in June 2013 for the Sarah Liz Style the Stash Sewalong and noted at the time that I needed to narrow the shoulders. Guess what - I forgot to read my notes. That cardi kept shrinking each time I washed it but because I liked it I kept wearing it until it got too small.
This version is made from the same cotton interlock purchased from Spotlight at the same time so I prewashed it before cutting it out and making it up. I lengthened it by 10cm (4 inches) at the back tapering to original length at the front points. Because I didn't narrow the shoulders the whole cardigan looks and feels bigger than the original. Hoping it might shrink a bit I have washed it twice and it hasn't shrunk at all!! Work that out!
Anyhow to cut a long story short it is suitable for the colder weather as it layers easily over long sleeved tops. The other change I made this time was to leave the facings loose at the front hem to prevent getting hooked up on cupboard handles etc. and I twin needled the hem and cuffs.
|The uneven dangly bits are due to my poor posture not bad sewing.|
This will be my last post for a couple of months as we are off on a lengthy trip to Europe and the UK. Hope to catch up with everything when I get back.
Bye for now.