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McCall’s M7445 Silk Velvet Pants!

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A prominent trend this spring and something that I personally love are my silk velvet pants. Being a more flowey style of pant McCall's (M7445), they are easily worn into summer and the silk is surprisingly breathable. I did encounter a few grievances along the way and I had to even scrap one pair because I couldn't get them over my hips! I wanted to share a few tips when sewing with this luscious fabric ...

Raglan Sleeves For Summer

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So a little background on this new pattern of mine M7574. I wanted an easy knit raglan sleeves pattern for spring/summer 2017. I was inspired by these easy fitting knit dresses and casual tops which I put together in a design board for McCalls. I really wanted the three length versions, especially the crop, I know a lot of people will not gravitate to that one but just for those high waisted pants and ...

The NO Fail Double Welt Pocket

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I have a few nice blazers and jackets that have a double welt pocket on the inside left front of the jacket. I love this pocket detail for my valuables—when I go out without a purse, I don't need to use the side pockets. I've had too many things fall from side pockets after removing my coat and laying it over a chair! I was kicking myself that I didn't add this design feature to ...

#M7470 Winter Shirtdress Inspiration

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I'm already starting to dread the long winter months ahead; with the cold comes pants, pants, pants! Come spring I'm so tired of the same ol' jeans. I'm thinking I'll break it up this winter with a very cozy but chic winter dress. I think my mom's new shirtdress pattern M7470 from McCall's is a perfect classic design that could be paired with a heavier weight fabric for those cold days. The most obvious fabric option is ...