Lazy Stitching: McCall’s 6035

31 Jul

Why the name change? Let’s examine Exhibit A.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Can’t tell? How ’bout a close up of those buttonholes?

Hint: What direction are the buttonholes on your shirts?

What about this one?

Hint: that cut-out fabric is the collar

This is what happens when you don’t pay attention to instructions, or try to watch masterchef while sewing.

This shirt is my second attempt at McCall’s 6035. The poet blouse was view b, and this was supposed to be view c, with a shirt collar and tabbed sleeves. Unfortunately in my lazy distraction I followed the instructions for the attachment in view A, which just has the collar band and didn’t realise until it was stitched, trimmed and serged so there was no chance of un-picking it.

Once I got over that mistake, I thought I was doing pretty well. I adjusted the fit in the bust, lengthened the hem and narrowed the shoulders a little. Then, halfway through the buttonholes, I realised I had sewn them horizontally instead of vertically.

Now I don’t give up easily and I finished the shirt but holy cow, I need to learn to focus on one thing at a time!

If you compare this to the poet blouse, you can see how I took it in under the bust.

And narrowed the shoulders.

And lastly a slightly blurry shot of the pretty tabbed sleeves.


Pattern: $0 (from stash)

Fabric: $8.0 (1.6m @ $5/m – Spotlight)

Buttons: $4.0

TOTAL: NZ$12.00 / US$8.70

Thanks to everyone who followed me across from This Light Gets In, I promise to pay you back with lots more lazy (and fingers crossed not-so-lazy) stitching to come.

Now being that this did not go as planned, I have another version of view C planned, for this soft cotton waffle fabric.

The Plan - a real View C.


3 Responses to “Lazy Stitching: McCall’s 6035”

  1. rachel July 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    I like the new blog name! And I like your shirt – can’t wait to see it in the waffle fabric – it looks like the perfect fabric for such a shirt.

    • lazystitcher July 31, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

      Thanks, chick! I got the waffle from the babies section of Spotlight so I’m not sure how it’ll go but if nothing else it’ll be super soft.


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