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Butterick 6330- Rompers from the Lifestyle Wardrobe set

Butterick 6330 is a Lifestyle Wardrobe pattern set which includes patterns for a romper, jumpsuit, dress, maxi dress and jacket. It is labeled as easy. The rompers are described as a pull-on romper fitted through the bust with a blouson bodice, elasticized waist and back neck slit with a button and thread loop. It doesn’t include directions on how to make a thread loop but I learned by watching a video by Erika Bunker on how to make a thread chain loop https://youtu.be/8Sre9PWGTMk

I made the rompers using View D in size Medium. The only modification that I made was that I shortened the length of the shorts. View D includes pleats in the front and side front pockets.

Recommended fabrics are light to medium weight moderate stretch knit fabrics such as jersey and french terry. I used a DTY knit to make the romper but I think jersey would have been a better choice.

I think this is a great pattern since it includes so many choices. The romper fit really well. I can see that it will make a great jumpsuit as well. I like the side front pockets. The pleats in the front of the pants are a nice little touch. I like the options to make this as a dress or maxi dress. The dress is a pullover dress which has side seam pockets rather than side front pockets. The maxi dress can be cut on crosswise grain so that you can use fabric with border prints. All options for the romper, jumpsuit and dresses are sleeveless. The jacket that comes with this pattern is described as a semi fitted, unlined jacket with a self lined front, side front seams and optional topstitching. Recommended fabrics for the jacket is jersey, french terry and scuba knit.

I can see myself using this pattern for when I have knit fabric and want to make something quick and easy for the summer.

Happy Sewing!

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How to attach a sewing label without stitching

I discovered a better way to attached a sewing label to a garment. I don’t like how the stitches sometimes show up on the back of my garment when I sew in a label. Instead of sewing them in, I use double sided iron on hem adhesive.

This adhesive is used for hemming pants as a no sew method but it’s the perfect size for adhering labels! The hem adhesive for hemming pants are 3/4 inches wide and fit perfectly behind the label. I use a little bit of glue from a glue stick to adhere the hem adhesive to the label so it doesn’t move around while I iron them on. A little heat under the iron and they are adhered with no stitches needed.

Happy Sewing!

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Cap Sleeved Raglan Dress- McCall’s 7122

I recently entered a pattern stash contest on Patternreview.com. This is a great contest for those who can use some motivation to use up their current fabric and pattern stash. It’s one of my goals this year and so far, I’ve been doing a good job!

I bought both pattern and fabric last year in June 2020. McCall’s 7122 is a pattern for a pullover dress which is close-fitting through the bust. It has a neck band and a narrow hem. I made View B with the cap sleeves. The dresses also have options for side slits, back slits and long sleeves.ย There is also an option to make the top as a tunic to wear with leggings. And speaking of leggings, there is a pattern included to make those as well! The leggings have an elasticized waist and no side seams. This is a great pattern to have in your stash for sure!

This pattern is labeled as easy. The instructions were easy to follow. It is designed for the beginner to learn how to attach a neck band, sew raglan sleeves and sew with knit fabric. I used a double brushed knit to make my dress. This pattern is designed for medium-weight moderate stretch knits including cotton knits, jerseys and interlock.

My favorite part of this dress are the raglan sleeves. I also like the cap sleeved option. I like how fast and easy it is to complete this project.

I plan to use this pattern again. It’s a good pattern to have in your stash especially to make raglan sleeved shirts. A big plus is that it includes a pattern for the leggings.

Happy Sewing!