Friday, 24 February 2012

McCalls 6435 - again

I wanted to run up something quick, and once again I went for a t-shirt and used McCalls 6435 again, but this time using a striped fabric with a plain contrast.

I am so pleased with this pattern.  I wore the lemon one today with a pair of black jeans and I received quite a few compliments and it just felt so comfortable.  I ran this one up in just over an hour using exactly the same technique as I used on the lemon one by topstitching the joining seam to make sure it didn't flip up.

One top tip for this pattern is make sure you mark which is the back or the front because its difficult to remember - I popped a pin in the back piece while I sewed the back to the front, and then once I attached the sleeves, I popped one of my little labels in the back.

If you want something different, quick, easy to make I can't recommend this pattern enough.

  • Pattern - McCalls 6435 view D
  • Fabric purchased from Walthamstow market - stretch jersey
  • Babylock Evolution serger - construction.
  • Bernina Aurora 440QE - topstitching.
  • Time to make just over one hour.
  • Total cost approximately £2.00

My D Mike is coming home from NYC in the morning and I have LOADS of housework to do because I go into hospital on Monday for my surgical procedure and I will not be able to lift anything, or do too much bending etc., and I want to do some more sewing this weekend if I can.

Hope you have a good evening, catch you later......................


  1. What a nice top. Love how you put stripes and plain together.

    Hope your surgery goes well and that you will be up and around soon.

  2. Nice job! Love the result once again.

  3. Wishing you the best with your procedure. Hope you'll be back in your sewing studio quickly. Cool tops, so interesting.

  4. Great top! Good luck with your surgery and follow doctor's orders and don't overdo! Sometimes us sewists want to get back to it too soon.

  5. Ha ha Bunny I was hoping that this would be a good excuse to be at home doing some sewing - after all a pair of scissors are not going to be too heavy - are they?

  6. Great top! The color is perfect for you. Best of luck with your surgery and recovery. Luckily sewing requires no heavy lifting! Hugs...dorcas

  7. Rest and recup after Monday! Don't overdo. I like the tee and the colors are perfect for you.

  8. Because of your devotion I went to Walthamstow Market today, my word it is £1 a metre heaven!

    24 metres of fabric later I tottered back to the tube wondering how I have lived in London for 20 years without knowing..................

    Good luck on Monday,I hope that all goes well. Thank-you for your blog I enjoy it enormously.

  9. Heather - you know you have spoilt yourself now - you will never want to pay anything more.

    pop it all in the wash (by colour) and using your discretion tumble dry it and then you are good to go.

    Glad you had as much fun as I do.

    Thanks for the good wishes