McCalls 6516 »
InstructionsI liked both the predominantly buttery yellow side and the mostly gray side of this heathery, very soft, lightweight, and drapey wool twill. So, I used both for subtle contrast. Both sides of the fabric show with this style of jacket, so why not work it? I used modified flat felled seams to join the top sections to the contrast bottom sections. All the outside edges are top stitched. I used both ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Classic, Whimsical, Funky
What was your inspiration?
Both sides of the wool are pretty!
What are you most proud of?
Being a good little sewer and hand basting (with silk thread!) all the narrow hems on the outside edges. This was a very springy woolen that did not want to be pinned down. The bastng made edge stitching with my edge stitching foot very fast, so the hems look NEAT AND TIDY. I did hand-stitch the miters at the front corners.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Even though this is an easy sewing project, it does take some time and patience to make the seams and hems that show on both sides look their best.