Saturday, September 22, 2012

Simplicity 7330 Shirt

I found some material with an interesting pattern just right for a short sleeve shirt.  One problem with buying material at a thrift store is you don't always get the yardage presented.  The tag on the material read 2 1/2 yards.  I decided I could make another McCalls 3 hour shirt in a short sleeve.  However, when I opened up the material at home, it was exactly 2 yards.  What to do now?   I looked through my stash and found a Simplicity 7330 pattern which is also represented as a 3 hour shirt.  It needed 2 yards.  I thought great, and started cutting.

Speaking of cutting,  My friend Larry gave me a rechargeable cutter called Zip Snip.  It worked great for cutting the material.  I can't believe how much easier than scissors this cut the material.

Simplicity 7330

The Zip Snip on the shirt material.

Fits my hand perfectly.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Simplicity 4760 Pants Review

I put the finishing touches on my new Simplicity 4760 pants.  I sewed them with my vintage Kenmore and I overedged the seams with my Brother 523 overedge machine.

I think they turned out great.  They are comfortable and fit well.  The extra pockets are great for a cell phone or other extras.

I would definitely make these again keeping in mind I had to take some material out of the legs otherwise they would have been baggy.  Also, I had to add a few inches to the waistband like another reviewer did on pattern review.


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