Feels like Fall!
Challenge: Fall Palette
Fabric: brown stretch knit for sweater, plaid woven fabric for skirt
Pattern: Newlook 6107 for skirt, McCalls 4623 for sweater
Year: skirt contemporary, sweater 1989
Notions: thrifted buttons and zipper
Time to complete: About 8 hours
First worn: On this first cool, windy day of Fall, October 21
Wear again? I like the skirt a lot, the sweater is just OK.
Total price: Less than $8.00
I really wanted to try making a sweater, so I bought some stretch knit fabric at Beverly’s during the Friday half off sale. I’ve never made one before, and so I thought it would be quick and easy to do with the serger. It was fairly easy, and I enjoyed the process, however I’m not crazy about the final product. It’s just a plain brown, oversized sweatshirt/sweater thing. It’s not warm or very stylish. It’s just OK. I thought I would just make the sweater this week, but because it was such a disappointment, I whipped up a skirt to go with it. I like the skirt and I like it even more not paired with the sweater.
It looks great with my favorite cashmere sweater! This was the first time I had ever tried Mccalls 6107. I liked the fact that it had a curved waistband. It fits well but I don’t know why it’s a little poofy in the area between the darts. Why is that? It fits fine everywhere else.
It will be a great outfit for work. I’ll probably wear it this week with more sensible shoes. I don’t know about you, but I have more shoes for posing than I do for everyday wearing. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone makes this week. Happy Sewing, Friends!