Tuesday, March 13, 2012

McCalls 6203

My original plan for "Make it in a Metre" was to make tees for the kids, perhaps an applique or two with the scraps. Once I finished cutting out the kids' tees, and a couple of pair of underwear, I found myself with a rather big rectangle of unused fabric. Big enough to wrap around my hips, in fact. But not particularly long. Not being much of a minskirt girl, I decided that a dolman sleeve top with a hem band would be fun, and not too childish in the astronaut print.
I used McCalls 6203 for the top. It is a very simple pattern, but it was the basic shape I was looking for. The pattern calls for raw edged bands at the neckline and sleeve, which I actually did. It looks kind of cool, but the band sticks up a little at the neckline. Not my favorite look. I took in the side seams quite a bit to get some waist definition, as the pattern is a big rectangle with sleeves. That said, the end result is fun and I like the crazy waistband. The kids thought it was so cool that I matched them. I think it's awesome that they still think that is cool. Wonder how much longer that will last?

4 comments:

  1. It's a little childish -- but, that's okay, since it matches your own kids.

    It is VERY cool that the babies want to dress like you!!

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  2. Ah, but you are cool even when you're not matching them. I'm still in awe that you got all of this out of 1 meter! Brava brava.

    I'm sending you some bloggy love in the way of a Versatile Blogger award. You can pick it up here: http://emadethis.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/i-am-not-a-robot
    and then pass it along. Happy Tuesday!

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  3. I love that you used the last little bit for yourself...using it as a band was genius! No matchy match for your husband?;)

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  4. Oh!
    Astronaut Mitch!!!

    Oh, please -- oh, please -- oh, please!!!!!

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