Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Wintertime favorite: McCalls 3006 in red gingham flannel
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.
I have a RTW sweater that has this bow detail inside and I thought that would be super cute here too.
I love serging the raw edges! Looks so profesh!!
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.
I placed the pocket higher than the pattern calls for.
I make my pj tops larger than me so I can layer up.
The red gingham just makes me so happy!
Does gingham make you happy?