Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Sewing For Mum

I haven't been sewing for myself quite as much as I usually do of late. But I have been busy sewing for my Mum. She is getting quite a collection of new clothes! These makes I have been sewing over the past few months (with some of my own in-between). But as these are Mum's, I thought I would do a collective all-in-one post.

First up, using a jersey knit purchased from Birmingham Rag Market last year, is the ever popular  McCalls 6844. View A

We had no idea what to make with this fabric when we bought it, but on looking through patterns that I already had, I knew this was the one. I loved lining up those stripes!

Next up is (discontinued) Butterick 4132

This was made using a remnant piece left over from A Skirt I made for Mum last year

And here is Mum, wearing it with said skirt
Suddenly she has a dress!

This next one is a Butterick See and Sew pattern 6079

Extended the shoulder and added some sleeves for Mum's preference but overall, I'm a little disappointed with this one.

Both the front and back neck edge is gathered and the waist is elasticated. It's a lovely design but I just don't think this one is for Mum.

Finally for this post is McCalls 6966 View A 

You can't really see the lovely shaped yoke but believe me, it is there! I also added a few inches to the length

So that just about wraps it up for now. There are a couple more but I have saved those as I think they warrant their own posts.

More soon!
Thanks for stopping by  and taking time to read :)

Happy Sewing
Dawn :)x


  1. Why don't you like Butterick 6079? I love the colors and it seems to be just fine on her but sometimes photos don't tell the whole story. Regardless, I think everything you have made for your mum is fabulous!

    1. Im not sure why Tomasa.... can't put my finger on it? But thank you! And Mum was pleased x

  2. Your Mum must be very happy - how kind of you to make things for her. She looks very smart in the skirts, top and cardigan. Even though you think the dress is not flattering, I bet it will be worn a lot - it's the sort of garment that is really comfortable to wear to do things in around the house. Does she wear necklaces- that would bring the eye up. And sandals - it will look very summery.

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz. Mum likes the dress, its just me that doesn't!

  3. Great job! You have been busy. I like the Butterick dress too, but it may look different in person. I really like the red and white top and skirt. What a very lucky Mum you have!

  4. You are a lovely daughter, Dawn. I love everything you made for your mom and I am sure she is very happy with them. Beautiful!

  5. I love that you are sewing for your Mom! I used to sew for mine- what I wouldn't do to have that pleasure all over again. I know she treasures you and all your expertise!

    1. Aww thank you for your kind words Maureen. Mum used to sew for me when I was little and she taught me how to sew. It's time to return the favour!! :) x