McCall’s 2094 blouse…again

This is one of those tried and true (TNT) patterns for me. I had some material left over from a pair of slim  pants I made last year (Colette Clover pants). It was more than a yard so I wanted to make something with it and decided on a top. This is the pattern I used: 

I believe this is OOP now.  I made the sleeveless top. 

I have used this pattern for dance costumes years ago when my daughter was in high school. I have used it for quick and easy projects, etc. 

The only thing I did differently this time was to use snaps (black) instead of buttons. I’m happy with the results. It did take me a few test runs to remember how to attach the snaps. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, but glad I did.

Now, on to the next project!

Another skirt…

Initially I wasn’t going to blog about this skirt, but then I thought, “why not?” So here it is. It is one of my favorite patterns – McCall’s 3341. This is a very easy pattern for an A-line skirt which is flattering on just about anyone. This can be made in a few hours (yes it really is that easy). Honestly, it took me a few days because I got distracted – LOL!

This is made from a wine-colored corduroy. I didn’t make any changes to the pattern (which can be made in 5 lengths, by the way) but I did use an invisible zipper since that’s what I had and the color matched perfectly. There was a time, not too long ago, when I dreaded using invisible zippers because they were so difficult for me to get right. Now, I can hardly remember how to insert a regular zipper (I actually had to look it up). Practice makes progress as some people like to say.

The blouse in the picture is another McCall’s pattern – 2094. It may be OOP, but it’s a great basic blouse pattern with different sleeve lengths.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Happy sewing everyone!