Category Archives: McCalls

Progress on the McCalls Lace Trench

Wherein progress is made on the Lace Trench…. Continue reading

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Decision Made

Thank you all so much for your input! It helped solidify the decision I had already pretty much made. I have to admit, I feel rather sheepish about this. I love the Lady Gray, but  I think I prefer the … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions…

Lady Gray: vs. McCalls 5525: Keeping in mind that the final version will be ivory French lace backed with champagne colored silk charmeuse and lined with Oyster Silk Habotai. I have a definite opinion, but I’d love to hear yours. … Continue reading

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While I was Buying Thread…

… to make my Marrakesh pants, I picked up a couple of Vogue and McCalls patterns at JoAnn. They were having a sale on them, so I figured I’d get a couple. First one, and this is out of my … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – McCalls 6074 1 Hour Dress

It’s hot here, so I wanted to make a little dress to wear and stay cool. I wanted to make it before I left on vacation, but alas, life got in the way so I made it today instead. Pattern … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – McCall 6069 Beach Coverup (Dress)

I feel like I’ve just come up for air after being under water for too long. As of today, I am half-way through my radiation treatments. I’ll wait to sing alleluia until I’m completely done, but it’s coming! Once I’m … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – McCalls 6035 Blouse

Pattern Description: From the website – Shirts A, B, C, D have princess seams and button closure; dress A has collar band and short sleeves with cuffs; dresses B, C, D have collar, collar band and below elbow length sleeves; … Continue reading

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This Week’s Color is…..

Long red! Larry says I look like I should have a couple of stakes in my hand and go vampire huntin’. Now the debate is which to wear Thursday – blonde or long red? On a totally different subject, last … Continue reading

Posted in McCalls, Singing, Style

Well, What to Work on Now?

March in Boston is such a cruel month. The first whiff of spring arrives. You start to feel lighter and happier, then – bam! Winter sneaks up behind you and smacks you in the head with a 2X4 just to … Continue reading

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Another J Stern Tee

No need to do a review of this. I used the exact same technique to make it as I did with the version I made for My Niece’s Christmas Present last year. I used the sister of the fabric I … Continue reading

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