Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wintertime favorite: McCalls 3006 in red gingham flannel

McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
Hey everyone!
I feel like it's been sooooo long since I've written a blog post.  thanks for all your comments on my last post about using the Ikea kitchen island as a pressing stand. It is really fab.  I was using my regular ironing board with my ham which felt really unstable and insecure, and I feel very much in command at the kitchen island.  Highly recommend!

I made this a few snow days back, my favorite pajama top, McCalls 3006.   The first snow day, I goofed off.  The second snow day, I made this shirt.  The third and fourth snow days, I had to work from home.

Flannel + gingham = love.
Gingham printed off grain != love.   The gingham was printed straight in the middle and then curved/slanted off toward the edges.  Kinda weird.  Instead of cutting the pattern on grain, I cut it so the horizontal lines would meet up.  It means my garment is not straight on grain but I'm sleeping in it, not presenting in it.

McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
I have a RTW sweater that has this bow detail inside and I thought that would be super cute here too.
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
I love serging the raw edges! Looks so profesh!!
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
I cut the pocket on the bias.  I also fused interfacing to it, but I used Pam's medium weight interfacing which is overkill for something like this.  Light interfacing would have been enough.
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
I placed the pocket higher than the pattern calls for.
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
I make my pj tops larger than me so I can layer up.
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham
The red gingham just makes me so happy!
McCalls 3006 in red flannel gingham

Does gingham make you happy?
Happy Wednesday!
Be well!

14 comments:

  1. Love red, love flannel in winter, and love gingham. Put them all together? triple love! cute and cozy!

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  2. I am not a fan of gingham, but I like that it makes you happy. I can hear the joy in your words. =)

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  3. Love it!! Looks so cute and comfortable! Cozy is fun.

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  4. If they would just do a gingham in knit....

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  5. Cute!!! I'm a fan of gingham. Especially black & white :)

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  6. Off-grain printing on flannel? Super annoying! But so cute! Love the bias pocket, and also like your improved placement. It's a perfect "cozy" for this endless winter!

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  7. Mmm I lub me some gingham. Problem is to choose a style that doesn't read as too juvenile, when you've attained my present great age. I like to mix sizes of checks within a garment -- same color, just some are teeny weeny and some are giant. Also, odd color combinations don't read as Little Girl on the Prairie, quite so much. Love your big red-and-white checks on your pajama top! Since a traditional gingham is a woven check, it cannot be off-grain. Your printed version does not look too terribly warped. Plus, who except you is going to be examining the inside of your pajamas? F'rinstance, I can't see it from my house.

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  8. Great pj top. I love gingham. I would definitely have cut that to match rather than on grain. Too bad flannel is rarely printed on grain.

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  9. I love gingham! Your top is too cute!

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  10. I agree flannel plus gingham is a winning combination!

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  11. Given that the gingham print was off grain, maybe that bias-cut pocket is completely on-grain! Kidding. Flannel in winter is tops.

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