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McCall's: 5248 thumbsup - Type:Easy to Sew    printable version
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Reviewed by:davidrexs
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Member since: 10/12/13
Reviews written: 4
Sewing skills:Beginner
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Posted on:11/8/13 8:51 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 5248 by davidrexs

McCall's: 5248 by davidrexs  
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Pattern Description:
Sleepwear for women. Includes robe, nightgown, pant, top and short patterns. I made the robe

Pattern Sizing:
Xsm-Sml-Med. I made Med.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but I'm a complete novice. For some reason it took me forever to figure out what they meant in the part where I had stitch down the front facings.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This was only my second big sewing project. It seems like there were just enough new things to do that I hadn't done before, like darts and hems. I like the top stitching.

Fabric Used:
100% Cotton Flannel

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not alter the pattern, but I did shorten the sleeves 4" and shorten the hem 4" before I finished it to fit my wife.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may have to. After family members saw my sewing, they were wondering if they could get on my Christmas list.

I'm a complete novice at sewing, but had a success with this robe. It was simple to do once I figured out what the GLOSSARY words meant. I found out I don't care for hemming, but I do like fusible webbing. I have a long way to go, but this pattern helped me learn a lot.
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canei said...
Nice! I love it. Great job and keep up the good work.
11/8/13 8:55 AM
grays08 said...
You did a fantastic job on this - isn't it great (and frustrating though at times) to learn new things? I really like this and have this pattern but had somehow missed the great robe wtih this, so you have sold me on this. Great job!
11/8/13 9:25 AM
carolynw said...
Great job - you are doing swell davidrexs
11/8/13 10:16 AM
srtaylor said...
very nice!
11/8/13 12:05 PM
Judy Kski said...
I love the fabric you chose for the robe. You did a really nice job on it. Keep at it and before to long you'll become an old pro at it. It just takes time, reading up on the subject, classes, etc. to become proficient. Congrats on your first review!
11/8/13 2:04 PM
craftylady66 said...
It's gorgeous!
11/8/13 2:29 PM
ELuvSew said...
Nice work? I'm currently working on the same pattern (the nightgown). I hope it turns out as good as your wife robe.
11/8/13 2:50 PM
debbieB said...
WOW!Beautiful! Luv the fabric!
11/8/13 9:47 PM
CShelley said...
Congratulations on a great job! I'd love to have a robe like that!
11/8/13 10:42 PM
redside said...
Wow, so impressive for your second big project!
11/9/13 11:13 AM
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