Hi everyone. It’s been a while. I hope you are keeping well and you doing more of those little or not so little things that make you happy during this pandemic. We are a second national lockdown here in the UK, I feel like we kind of know what to expect. I am well. Family is well and healthy.
Anyhow, I wanted to come on here to say hello. If I am not here, you can find me on instagram. As I had a bit of time on my hands, I have been tasting the waters of you tube. There is a new video today of this pretty skirt I’m wearing. I will show you how to pattern cut and sew it. Hope you check it out.
In today’s post i’m reviewing McCall’s Pattern 7726. I remember seeing some amazing pictures and posts from the sewing community on Instagram and thinking, wow I really like this pattern already. So I went on and bought it. I opted for the shorts ( view A ) for the start. There’s definitely going to be more garments from this pattern, and I think view D would be perfect for autumn or so. Anyways, let me stop dreaming ahead lol. Did I mention that I’m in love with these shorts, after all I made them ( wink ).
Pattern Sizing: I cut out size 14 and altered it to fit my body
Did it looklike thephoto/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes I believe it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I would say not so easy and that’s only because of the zip fly. I googled and stumbled upon a you tube tutorial by the amazing Brittany J Jones followed along, which was a huge help.
What did you particularly like about the pattern? The pleats at the waistline, think they quite flattering.
Fabric used? Ankara Wax Print
Would you sew it again? Yes definitely, might use different fabrics.
Wouldyou recommend it to others? Yes, most definitely.
Happy new month beautiful people! Can you believe the year is almost over, however there is a whole 29 days left. Make the most of it, enjoy everyday and spend quality time with your loved ones. Today is an exciting day for me as I’m attending a Womenswear Pattern Cutting course at the London College of Fashion for the next three weeks, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Will definitely keep you posted.
Pattern Description: Fitted dress has front band and button fly, front princess seams that release into pleats.
Pattern sizing: I cut out a size 12.
Did it look like the photo once you were done with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes pretty much until the button fly. It was confusing for me, maybe because it was my first time sewing a shirt kind of bodice. I ended up putting buttons on top of the band, yeah.
What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the simplicity of the design.
Fabric used: 100% cotton wax print.
Pattern alterations or any designs you made? Made view B which suggests a detachable collar, but I opted to sew collar to the garment.
Would you sew it again? Most definitely.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I think so.
Hi Guys! How are you? Can you believe its October? It’s officially Autumn, and I’m pretty much loving it at the moment. The weather is not so warm and not cold either. I would say it’s at the stage where you don’t have to bring out the coats and jackets yet, a blazer is completely fine at least in London.
On to today’s post. So basically when McCall came out with their fall patterns, I had to get the McCalls – 7802. I loved all the variations. In my mind I imagined making view C in a brown polka dot or an animal print, unfortunately I could not find these fabrics anywhere. And considering I committed to taking part in a sew along for September with @PrettyGirlsSew, I had to a make choice asap. In the end I went with this brown crepe abstract print, it has some weight to it. Honestly the camera did not pick up this print so well, its so beautiful in person.
-View C, cut the full length skirt but decided to take 5 inches off to achieve a midi length. Took in 2 inches from the knee downward.
I think pairing midi skirts and dresses with boots in Autumn/Winter is so flattering. I can not wait to make the other views for spring and summer.
What do have planned for the last quarter of year? Start where you are. Start with what you have. Wishing you a good start in the week. Xo, Lekeleli.
Hi guys!! How have you been? Hope your summer has been great and that you enjoyed spending time with your loved ones. I feel like I have been away for an entire season, lol but seriously though sometimes its good to take a break. I am writing with blog post on a Sunday afternoon cuddled up in comfy lounge wear, it is pouring outside the entire day. Over the past few weeks, I have been sewing up some things, this off the shoulder top is self drafted. Combined with this high waist Zara vintage jeans, it gave me seventies vibes and clearly I was feeling myself haha. Are wide leg jeans/ trousers the new skinny jeans?