Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

I whipped up two garments for the 4th of July celebration.

McCalls' M6550 altered

Girl's Dress

Pattern:  McCall's M6550 - This pattern is for woven fabric, but I used a knit.  It is just a little big, so I should have gone down a size.  I wanted the neckline to be square, so I altered the pattern.  I added navy blue knit as the trim around the openings.  I also took out the fullness (gathers) in the front skirt.  

Maybe I should say, I started with M6550 and then drafted my own pattern.  

Simplicity 1916

Knit Top

Pattern:  Simplicity 1916 - I have used this pattern before and altered it to fit well.  See here.

Fabric for both

Chez Ami cotton jersey print.  I loved this print so I grabbed enough for two projects when it went on sale.

Red, White, and Blue Chez Ami Jersey Knit Fabric

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy the 4th of July!


  1. You both look great! Love that print!
    -Jenny Jo

  2. Great pictures of both you and your daughter!