Tuesday, April 22, 2014

McCall's 6549 Review

McCall's 6549

((made in triplicate))


Pattern Description: 
Children's/Girls' Unlined Jackets, Top, Dresses and Leggings

Pattern Sizing:
Size 3-14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, exactly. I made no changes to the design.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very, not even a one-second "huh?" moment.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very easy, quick pattern. Great when you need to make multiples!

Fabric Used:
Joel Dewberry; Medallions in turquoise, Swallow study and Damask in teal

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None at all

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I dont know that I would need to make more of the tops (already made 3) but maybe the cardi (unlined jacket).










These Tops I made for my Nieces for Easter. They turned out beautifully. As an added bonus since I made them a little big, they will be able to wear in the fall with long sleeved tees for layering.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Peek A Boo Alex and Anna Summer PJ pattern review

Let me just start off my saying how much I love Peek A Boo pattern shop! 

I wish I could say it was an unbiased review but....it would be a lie.
I LURVEEE Peek a boo pattern shop:)


So lets get to it!






Pattern Description: Shorts and top pj pattern. Includes short-sleeved and tank style instructions.

Pattern Sizing:6mo-8yrs. For the record, in case you were wondering,
 they are sold all sizes in one pattern!

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Exactly like the pattern.

Were the instructions easy to follow?Extremely. Even if you have never sewn with knits it is a breeze.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?They come together very quickly expecially if your using a serger
I really like the instructions for attaching your bindings.Super quick and comes together so, so, so easy.

Fabric Used:The space ones are actually called Galaxy Scuba Knit from GirlCharlee, which is sadly no longer available. I hope it comes back! 
The other is a knit from NaturesFabrics.com in a bat print((Batman)). Both have regular knit bindings from JoAnns sew classic line.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:None, although in the future I may lengthen the legs on the shorts just a couple of inches for my beanpole legged child.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will certainly be sewing more, I already have fabric for more!
Conclusion: 
I love PAB patterns and will probably be making some muscle tees for my monster with little patch pocket on the chest for normal summer wear soon.





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Layer Cake QAL Week 6


Week 6!!!!


Finally reached the half way point. If you are quilting along, give yourself a pat on the back:)

Here are my blocks so far:




Block 11





Block 12



Now that we are half way there, on the /materialgirlquilts blog there is a link up and giveaways.
 So if you are following --don't forget to link up!


Here is all 12 of my blocks all together. I changed up the order to make better sense color wise.
 Of course in the final quilt top there will be a border around the blocks with cornerstones.






Friday, March 28, 2014

Layer Cake QAL Week 5



Still working on the QAL
This is (late) Week 5 










Block 9



















Block 10











There is still time if you hurry to catch up and Quilt A Long!