Saturday, January 16, 2016

McCall's 2149 Version 10

Two weeks of the new year has passed and I've just finished my first project.  I actually did quite a bit of unblogged sewing in 2015, but I'm hoping to do better about posting my work this year.  I often use it for information on what changes I made to a pattern or thoughts about future changes, and sometimes re-reading a post about a pattern reminds me of something helpful when I make it again.

I'm making Q more shirts using McCall's 2149.  I had planned to use this as a shirt block to make a lot of different styles of shirts for him, but he expressed a desire to continue using this style and since I now have it down, it's fine with me.  I have a number of them with the fabric cut out, where I need to cut out the interfacing and make sure I have buttons and the like.

Here is the newest one.  Darth Monkey loves it. 

I actually bought a bunch of fabric and patterns during the MLK sale at Hancock's going on through Monday.  I probably shouldn't buy any for a while.  I am excited about some Scuba Knit that they had.  They only had ugly colors and patterns, but I bought some of every one that I found so I can play with it.  At $1.50 a yard I couldn't pass it up even if these were the very last colors I would choose.  I'm looking forward to playing with it, but I have quite a number of projects that are on my list first.

Here's hoping to a better year of blogging here.


  1. Belated Happy New Year! What a fabulous shirt, so colourful and vibrant. Your scuba sounds like a great bargain. Looking forward to seeing what you make. Best wishes to you and your family. Xx

    1. Happy New Year to you, too! Thanks.