Sewing Sleeves using the flat method
I made another McCall's Pattern M7975 with this beautiful watercolor floral Dolce & Gabana fabric I purchased at Elfriede's Fine Fabrics in Boulder, Colorado.
I adjusted the pattern instructions to allow for a flat method sleeve construction. When I'm sewing with knits this is my preferred method. It's easier to sew something flat rather than setting in the sleeve with the sewn side seams.
Knit fabrics allow easing in the sleeves a cinch! Watch the video below and you'll may be converted too!
McCall's M7975 Review
Today was a great day for sewing since we got a pretty good snow storm. Four to six inches of snow means is my time to hibernate in my sewing room and work on a fun project.
A couple of months ago I went to Boulder and discovered my new favorite fabric store, Elfriede's Fine Fabrics. It is a beautiful store with loads of gorgeous and high quality fabric for garment sewing. Most places around here cater to quilters so I absolutely loved this store!
A friend of mine reached out to me and asked if I would consider making her girls a memory gnome for Christmas out of her late husband's shirts. I simply couldn't turn her down. I knew these shirts were special to all of them.
I found a Christmas gnome at Joann Fabrics and bought it to use as a pattern. It looks really simple to make. There are 5 basic pattern pieces.
Hi! My name is Penni. I've been sewing most of my life. I love fashion sewing whether it's for a special occasion or for everyday wear. Join me and I will teach you how simple sewing can be!
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