Saturday, January 10, 2009


As promised, here is McCalls 5694 in apple print corduroy:

This is sort of View A, the version with contrast bands. I left off the contrast at the hem because the red fabric was a remnant left over from Cherry Blossom and I didn't have quite enough to cut the hem bands on grain. I like it, though. I think we're going to look for a pair of red tights to wear with it to break up the all black look.

I didn't make any design changes or adjustments to the pattern. The only thing I did differently than the pattern instructed was to interface the pocket bands and bodice bands. The corduroy, while very lightweight and soft, is still just a tad heavier than the quilting type cotton used for the contrast and I wanted to make sure the bands had enough body to support the gathered corduroy.

The Princess loves it. she originally wanted pants out of this fabric, but I've envisioned a dress all along. I have about a half yard left of the apple print and I'm wondering if I might make a little bag for her. It's just so cute and I love the colors. It was a nice find at Hancock Fabrics last summer and I'll be entering this in the Stash Contest over at Pattern Review.

Now that this is completed, I'll be focusing on the Hannah Montana jacket for the Princess and Simplicity 2694 for myself.

I like the blue "military" version on the left. Stay tuned for an update.


angie.a said...

How cute is she?! She's so sassy. LOVE the jumper. Man I wish Lu was just a tad younger so I could convince her she needs this!

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I have that fabric in my stash just waiting to be made into something cute. Thanks for the inspiration! Maybe I will get mine out today!