Cat-Eyes the Chameleon

Cat-Eyes the Chameleon

Saturday, December 3, 2011

More sewing on "Sew Saturday"

A few weeks ago I purchased a couple hair ties from Tomoka's Twists.  While purple is one of my favorite colors I didn't have too many clothing items in purple so I stopped by the fabric store to pick up some fabric to make an outfit to coordinate with them.

The solid purple knit to make a skirt similar to a black skirt I already had and wanted to duplicate.  The purple & white blend knit would be the top.   I grabbed the below pattern for the top.

McCalls 6400

A pretty easy pattern considering it was only two pattern pieces, but OHHH! the issues I had.  Mainly because I have a bad habit of selecting a pattern size that is too large for me because I'm trying to compensate for my problem area, my "gut".  The result was a top that was WAYYYYYYY too big so I had to fix it. 

After much tweaking I was able to get it to a point where it was wearable.  You may not be able to see it well in this picture, but I added some elastic to one side to create the ruching.  This pulled the fabric up on the side and creates a gathered effect to help camouflage my gut  :-) .  Overall I'm pleased with this first attempt, but will recreate this top in the smaller size in hopes that it will fit better.

And now, here's a head shot to show off the wonderful hair tie that was my inspiration.
Hair Tie from Tomoka's Twists

 Me opening my package from Tomoka's Twists.

Sorry for the low light and too high recording, but my real reaction was worth me not re-recording it.

Stay tuned for what I'll create from this last fabric, which I think will go well with the second hair tie, even though it wasn't an intentional purchase.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing the hair accessory! The shirt came out very nicely. You did a great job on it.

  2. @Carmennc...No, thank you for a "quality" product! I'll be scoping out something on your site for my daughter's locs soon. :-)


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