Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Nautical number: Hello Sailor!

Ahoy there mateys!

What a week it has been...
Amongst working full time, being unwell, sewing 2 bridesmaids dresses, going to a poetry reading, eating dumplings,  and meeting up with some lovely lady bloggers (Rachael #1, Rachael #2 get a blog already! and Anna) I managed to finish a little something for myself. 


This McCalls pattern (M6752) has been living in the stash for some time now. It was purchased during one of those awesome 99c sales on the McCalls website. I think it has been mentioned that I enjoy stocking up during these sales...cough hoarder cough!

Not sure what I'm doing in this picture, sozza!
This number was sewn mostly on the overlocker with only the shoulder darts (they are so clever!) and the neckline/sleeve hems using my sewing machine. It was a VERY quick make. I think it was about 37 minutes of sewing all up...who's counting?


I only had about 90cm of this striped jersey in the stash but managed to get all the pieces out without too much "creative" cutting. I chose the smallest size as I am usually swimming in the big 4 and it turned out to be a perfect fit! win.




All the pieces matched up and I quite enjoy all the chevron-y goodness.
This was also my first time using a double needle... umm where have you been all my life!!!???
Now I want to double needle everything. Everything.
I can be slightly obsessive... So my mum says.


Pattern: McCalls 6754
Fabric: Striped poly/cotton jersey (with great recovery!)
Time: approx 37 mins + 15 mins cutting
Make again: 100 more please

And that's all she wrote.
Talk soon!

27 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous!
    I was admiring all your chevrons and couldn't believe it when you said you squeezed it out of such a small yardage.
    Kudos to you lady!

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  2. Wow!!! I want! ;) Awesome chevrons everywhere!!! I am in awe of your stripe matching & time to sew!

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  3. 37 mins... take my breath away speed demon! What's not to love about this make? Quick, stripey, flattering and oh so fabulous! So lovely to meet you on Sat and hang out a bit. Let's do it again soon.

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  4. Love your work! It was excellent to see you & talk all things sewing. Hope to do it again soon! Xx

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  5. I love this! Love your stripe matching especially on a "fabric budget". I'm with you on the twin needle :)

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  6. Go speed racer go! I vote we do a melbourne fabric jaunt next time. Haven't been to tessuti for far too long...

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  7. High five! Yes, like I said below...a melbourne jaunt soon please. The stash is getting hungry!

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  8. Hehe thanks! Stripe matching is so easy with jerseys, just stretch the stripes in to place!

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  9. I have been known to squeeze every penny out of my yardage! Love a good chevron :-)

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  10. Yay! I will happily enable stash feeding. I really want to go to Alannah Hill soon. Should we go before Christmas or in the New Year?

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  11. Probably beforehand. For Xmas presents. For myself. I mean... Others...
    I'm happy to trawl any fabric land. I get Mondays off if that helps?

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  12. Argh I work mondays. If you come on a monday I could meet you for lunch in the city?

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  13. Oh that sounds fun. Count me in! I can usually do Mondays, although things a bit tight until move is completed on Dec 7th!

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  14. Are they open Sundays?? I think alannah and fabric store are...

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  15. 37 minutes to whip this up??? wow!....I love this pattern and wish I hadn't seen it, now it goes on my bursting pattern wish list.

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  16. 37 minutes! You are my hero!! Love the arrangement of diagonal stripes, it makes a beautiful top, so fun .... I sense a look sailor here .... Happy week, darling!

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  17. LOVE THIS! This is in my pattern stash and it definitely needs made ASAP! Great stripe matching, and good to know it is a quick make! :) You are looking stripe-a-licious :)

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  18. Those ones are open sundays - will you be ok not getting to Tessuti though?

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  19. Yes get into it! I've been wearing it so much, I need some more versions :-) and stripealicious is an amazing word... Hehe

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  20. Yes those wish lists can become quite large..., I try to avoid Pinterest and other sources of inspiration!

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  21. I think I'll survive... I'm heading there next Monday for a looksy anyway.... But Sundays could be a goer!

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  22. Can't wait to see what you get at Tessuti. Okay, lets do a sunday! Which sunday? Pretty much all of December is out for me - hows about either next sunday or the one after? The 17th or the 24th?

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  23. This is a long thread of comments. I like it.
    Yeah a sunday is goodo.
    24th would be perfect. Pencil me in!

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  24. Argh I forgot my bro is visiting that weekend. I could also do Sunday Dec 1 any time before 3pm? Or next w'end. Sorry - need to look at the calendar more often!

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