Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thoughts on McCall's 7254




Isn't if funny how you can have a run of very successful garments and then just like that a couple of meh garments?  That is exactly how I feel about my latest jacket/cardigan.  Not that there is really anything wrong with it but it just feels a bit off on me.

The pattern I used was McCall's 7254 and I made it up using some lovely weight rugby knit with a soft fluffy finish that was an op shop find.  




I finished the jacket a month ago now but because the weather has been too warm for it and because I am not loving it, it has been largely unworn in that time. I may reuse this pattern at some point but it won't be for this view.



I have mentioned before that I don't like waste, so aside from the time and money spent on projects that are less than stellar, I also have a problem with throw away fashion so unless this gets worn it will be donated to the local Nurse Maude shop or recycled.  The jeans I am wearing in this post are quite the opposite of fast fashion and were made last year.  That was not so long ago I hear you say!  These Ginger jeans however have been worn to death literally and now the zip is pulled up with a piece of bungy elastic but I still refuse to get rid of them because they are my favourites.  I may have to pension them off though before I end up with an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.


6 comments:

  1. It's so disappointing when things just don't turn out as expected. I think the problem with this jacket might be that you have made a size too big. It looks longer on you than it does on the model. Your jeans are awesome and you need to make a replacement pair asap.

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    1. There were a couple of different lengths to choose from and I think I may have chosen the wrong one!

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  2. I hate waste too and I think it is even harder for sewers to throw out garments theyve made and worn to death. The coat is a promising design, but I think its too long especially from the back. Any chance of cropping?

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    1. To be honest, I don't think I could be bothered shortening it because of all the work involved.

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  3. I agree, too long and a bit too big. The jeans are great, make more. Best of luck
    Barb

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    1. I keep saying I am not going to make more jeans but I always do! There is something quite rewarding about making jeans.

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