We exchanged Hanukkah gifts last night, so I can now post the bag I made for my mom.
The bag part is the same rectangle from the free Craftsy tote bag class I signed up for last year. My mom mentioned that she wanted a cross body bag, about the same size as the tote I made her last year. So I figured I’d go ahead and use the same pattern for it.
I just kind of winged the strap part. There’s one of those doohickeys to make the strap adjustable length, because one of the problems with being really tall is that bags are too short. I could have made the strap even longer since my mom had to let it out almost all the way to be comfortable for her.
I finished McCalls 6844 in time to wear it home for Thanksgiving.
This was really a wearable muslin, as I bought fancy, expensive knit from Mood to make this with. I need to do a narrow shoulder adjustment (since my shoulders are two or three sizes smaller than my bust). Otherwise, I think it look good. The shawl collar thing doesn’t lie quite as flat as I thought it would, but I think that’s a function of this being such a stable knit. I expect it to fold down a lot more smoothly in the intended sweater knit.
On deck to wear McCalls 6844 to Thanksgiving tomorrow (assuming I can finish).
I lied. I did a fifth muslin of the pants. I don’t want to have to do a sixth, but there are definitely still more tweaks it needs.
Fourth time’s the charm.
There are a couple of changes I want to make, but they are minor enough that I’m not going to do another muslin.
I know pants are supposed to be difficult, but this is the same number of muslins it took to fit the Colette Ceylon, and the sewing itself is way easier.
The zipper fly on pants is an engineering marvel. It’s so convoluted, I have no idea how anyone could have ever come up with it.
Wearing my Anna dress, all bundled up (because its November in NYC).