My latest sewing project has been McCalls M5050, a peasant-style top. I’ve nearly finished sewing it (just the hem to do) using some eyelet fabric that was my Nan’s. I am guessing the fabric is some sort of polyester blend, cos it was a bit of a slippery customer, and frays a lot, and the sewing machine wanted to suck it into the needle plate every time it hit a hole. So if nothing else, I have learned some patience!!
I was planning to use this as a wearable muslin. When I say wearable, I don’t necessarily mean wearable outside my own house ;-). I think the fit is fine, and I quite like the style. Unfortunately the fabric it is made up in makes me look (thanks to my husband for pointing this out!) somewhat like a milk maid. I think my raised eyebrows convey my mixed feelings:
I do think I will make another version of this, in some slinkier fabric, so definitely not time wasted. But don’t expect to see me wearing this particular version anytime soon – unless I am attending a fancy dress party dressed as a milkmaid perhaps 🙂