Sunday, August 28, 2011

McCalls 5590 3.0

Yesterday I was able to finish up M5590, and today I had my photographer available to take pics.
This is my third time making this pattern, so I guess I can safely call it a TNT. Just like the first two versions, I made the knee length view (View B) without the waist tabs.

This is a super simple skirt. There are only four pattern pieces (if you don't add the pockets, belt loops, etc.) There are two darts in front, two in back, a facing, and... that's it.

I omitted the lining on this one. My fabric is a somewhat heavy stretch twill that I picked up at Hancock Fabrics years ago. I figure I'll just wear a slip with it. Leaving out the lining probably cut my cutting and sewing time by 30%.

The back is finished with an invisible zipper and a vent.

I cut a size 18, but ended up taking it in 1/2" on each side, and about 3/4" on each side at the waist. I probably should have just gone down a whole size to a 16. This fabric has quite a bit of stretch and I have a feeling it might get kind of loose and droopy after a long day at work. We'll see, though...

I had this top in mind the whole time I was working on this skirt. It's Burda Style 07-2010-121 and I quite like the way it goes with the skirt. When the weather starts to cool I think this combo will look nice with black hose and pumps.

As usual, my photographer thought it would be cool to get some action shots.

So here I am climbing up on the front gate...

And swinging on it!

And here's my photographer: my son, Brendan.

In other sewing news, BS 07-2011-131 is almost finished. I just have to finish off one armhole and hem it and then I can take pics and test drive it. I hope to have a finished dress to show you in the next day or two.

And thank you so much for all the responses to the last post about the "designer" dress in the current Burda Style. I think I'm going to at least make a muslin and test the waters. In fact, there are several things in this issue that I want to try. I may spend the evening tracing...


angie.a said...

I LOVE the action shots!! And he's such a cutie. Don't tell him I said that. He'll never let you post another photo. Love those last two though.

The skirt's adorable. You're so productive. I'm so not. ;)

Maria (viola33) said...

A lovely skirt!
You look so nice with your photographer, love this picture. He has made a great job on making the shots!

sewing spots said...

Lovely skirt. It turned out well with that pretty print. Sometimes it's worth it to not put in a lining since it sure does help with sewing time.

Audrey said...

Very pretty skirt. It really looks nice with the Burda blouse. I am wearing my version of the burda blouse today and a co-worker is trying to to get me to gift it to her. It is neat that your son doesn't mind taking pictures.

MushyWear said...

Your skirt fits superbly and the whole outfit is very nice. It's so nice to have a helpful photographer!

Dharma said...

Great skirt. I like the shape and fit of the pattern. The fabric will be a great transitional piece.
Family helpers are so sweet!!!