Monday, July 21, 2014

McCall's 6702

I bought this gorgeous print cotton lawn at June Fabrics. It's from Japan, I was told and it's just so super pretty. I had been looking for a pattern that had this half placket type thing for a few weeks and I must have overlooked this one a bazillion times because the version on the pattern envelope is just SO BAD! So bad. Luckily, I spotted a made version on a blog (I can't remember which now, I'm sorry!) and ordered the pattern when they went on sale. I loved the rounded collar detail and the awesome cut-out back.

Mine turned out pretty great!

I changed the hemline because I don't like how hems cut shorter and straight across the front tend to make me look squat, whereas shirt tail hems tend to elongate. Everything else is right out of the envelope, although I should have done a swayback adjustment, as you can see below. I almost always do and I don't know why I forgot on this one! 
Just proof that the envelope version is really bad:

In other news, we made a desert in a pan today at school time. We went outside with our pan and cacti to dig in the dirt and all the little neighborhood girls wanted to help. It was so fun. We made some little clay snakes to put in there once they dry and we can paint them. But, anyway, check out this cactus flower!! It's SO cool, I just can't get over it. It has a donut center and zebra striped petals! It bloomed the day we brought it home. What a creative God we serve!


  1. You are so right, the pattern envelope was a turnoff, but your version is so cute in that print and with the cutoff.

  2. Very cute, makes me want the summer!
    Woah pretty cacti;)

  3. I love the desert in a pan idea! I think I might just have to do that with my kindergarteners!

  4. I was thinking how nice that placket looked when you posted it on Instagram. :o)

    Desert in a pan? Oh, I think my 8 year old would love doing that! Now keeping my fingers crossed to find that variety of cactus.

    I remember the first time I found a Passion Flower. I was out in a pasture and had never seen one before. I picked it and stared at it the entire drive home. I kept marveling how intricate God had made it, and it was out there with the cows for me to find!