I was in need of some "instant gratification" sewing, and McCall's 6078 fit the bill.(Pictured here with my J Stern Designs jeans, and bathroom clutter.)
It was a PR "pattern of the year" in 2011, and I saw Bonnie wearing it at PR weekend last year and had to have it. I'm always in search of a good cowl.
There is some swayback pooling but in this fabric, it doesn't bother me.
With View C, you can move the contrast loops up or down to change the shape of the cowl.
It's still too deep for me. These pix are "carefully adjusted".
I'm thinking, there must be a way to change the pattern so the cowl isn't so deep. Cowls always want to fall into a V naturally on me instead of an arc....Also, in its current state, if you bend over, the world can see down your shirt, easily.
I have an idea and will test it soon... it seems like it's better when I hike up the inside of the strap for about an inch above the loop.
Anyhoo, I used a walking foot for the first time.
My friend Debbie showed me how to use one in January. This fabric needed it, it's an ITY that I bought with Vanessa in Atlanta last year, one that I was scared to death to work with. Turns out this scary looking
I even used it on my twin needle hem.
A whole new world has been opened to me....I can see more ITY knits in my future.
Oh hey, look, here's a pic of the fabric I bought in Atlanta last year--I've actually sewn 2 of the 3 fabrics up, woo-hoo! (the clock fabric is an apron, sewn last summer...)
I made more cookies tonight. Last week I shared too many cookies and didn't keep enough for myself. This week, I'm holding on.
Hope you had a great holiday! Be well!