McCall’s M6044 view “E” without pockets.
The first draft I made of this shirt (size small) turned out way smaller than I expected it to. I had already cut the pattern, so to make a larger size, I just added a few inches here and there to make it a more comfortable, loose fit. It was a gift for my mom and it ended up fitting her nicely! Being a dress shirt pattern, there were quite a few steps involved in making this. It wasn’t the easiest pattern, but I figured it out. Next time, I might make a larger size and adjust the fit as needed.
Black swimsuit with sheer lace panels. Spring/Summer 2016. Photographer: Sara Amituanai
High-waisted shorts in an Aztec-inspired print jacquard fabric. Pattern: Simplicity 1371, view “D”
The loose fit in the leg was something to get used to, but these shorts are super fun to wear! The only thing I’m not a fan of is how puffy it looks in the front with those pleats, although I’m not sure how one could change that and still have room to move. These would probably look great in a more flowing/draping fabric, but I liked how everything worked out and I ended up wearing them in both summer and winter.
“Roses for Mom” Amber Thatcher, May 2014. Acrylic on canvas 9″ x 12″.