I feel like the title of my post makes me sound like I’m rolling my eyes because I’m sick of this pattern, when actually the opposite is true. I love it! This simple shirt is the meeting of this beloved pattern and the remnants of some beautiful fabric. This is McCall’s 6848 which I also made in black silk crepe de chine, and it’s actually a pajama pattern! In a fabric with some drape, however, like this watercolor rayon, left over from my Hannah Dress, this pattern also makes a perfect drapey shirt.
McCall’s 6848 comes together quickly and easily with only three pattern pieces, one of which is the bias neck binding. It’s a quick sew and a great palette cleanser after a more complicated project like the Hannah Dress or Thurlow Shorts.
I didn’t do anything different on this iteration of the shirt. Like last time, I used French seams to finish the insides and double turned hems on the bottom and armholes. The rayon I used is a little harder to work with than the silk crepe de chine was, but it’s so soft and beautiful that it makes up for it. It was also nice to compare the two fabric types on the same pattern. So far, crepe de chine is my preference to work with–both are excellent to wear.
This was one of my 2017 Summer Sewing projects. I only have one more of those to blog, and then I’m all caught up with summer. 😉 It all works out, though, because I’m planning to slow down a little for fall and experiment with various areas of sewing that I’ve been interested in. We’ll see how that all works out.
I highly recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a quick and easy project that will make a great top for every day (or pajamas) in the right fabric.
- Mary of Birch Dye Works is really knocking it out of the park with all the cool yarn she has been dying lately. Her color names are pretty great, too.
- I was reading the Oliver + S blog and Liesl pointed out all the creative quilting influences she found in the September issue of Vogue. Check out her post here.
- I love cheese so much, and I have to recommend brie to you. I tried some brie with mushrooms at Costco, which combines two foods I absolutely love. (I can’t find it on their website to link to but, trust me, it was GOOD. I wish I had bought some…)
- Are you thinking about sewing skinny jeans? Judith Dee compares three patterns on her vlog.