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?
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Love red, love flannel in winter, and love gingham. Put them all together? triple love! cute and cozy!ReplyDelete
I am not a fan of gingham, but I like that it makes you happy. I can hear the joy in your words. =)ReplyDelete
Love it!! Looks so cute and comfortable! Cozy is fun.ReplyDelete
These are so cute!!ReplyDelete
If they would just do a gingham in knit....ReplyDelete
This is such a cute top Kyle.ReplyDelete
Cute!!! I'm a fan of gingham. Especially black & white :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love gingham! Your top is too cute!ReplyDelete
I agree flannel plus gingham is a winning combination!ReplyDelete
Given that the gingham print was off grain, maybe that bias-cut pocket is completely on-grain! Kidding. Flannel in winter is tops.ReplyDelete
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