Archive for June, 2015

McCalls 6035 Pattern Review

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

McCalls Pattern 6035 is a fabulous shirt pattern.

Check out my new ‘Hibiscus’ themed shirt I made from this pattern, my feature video & 5 sewing tips below for making the McCalls 6035 pattern.

McCalls 6035 Shirt 01

You Tube – McCalls 6035 Pattern

My Top 5 Tips when sewing McCalls 6035 Shirt Pattern are:

  1. Stitch the curved hemline BEFORE you sew the side seams.
  2. If you have an overlocker (serging machine) use it on the curved part of the hemline using a differential feed feature. This gathers the curve so when you take the hemline up, the fabric easily eases around the curve and sits perfectly flat.
  3. When stitching the buttonholes, use a small amount of fabric fray glue on the wrong side of the buttonhole. This prevents the buttonhole from unraveling or fraying.
  4. Introduce a contrasting fabric for the collar stand and front tab for added interest.
  5. When using a contrasting fabric ensure it is compatible with the main fabric used.

McCalls Pattern 6035

McCalls Pattern 6035 has 4 shirt views, princess line and a variety of sleeve styles for your selection. Suggested fabrics are: lightweight fabrics such as cotton, cotton blends, challis, crepe de chine, silk rayon & linen.

Have you made this McCalls M6035 Shirt pattern too or are inspired to sew it up for yourself?

Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

Happy Sewing,

 

 

 

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Term 3 Sewing Class List – BOOK NOW!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We had a fabulous term of sewing classes and now I’m pleased to announce that I have the following general sewing, beginner sewing, quilting and kids sewing classes available for Term 3!

GENERAL SEWING CLASSES

* Monday Morning 9.30am-12noon – x1 spot left!
* Monday Afternoon 1pm-3.30pm – x2 spots left!
* Thursday morning 9.30am-12noon – x2 spots left!

Term 3 commences from Monday 20th July and runs for 9 weeks.

BOOK ONLINE NOW: http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

New Look Pattern 6799

ZERO TO SEWING – BEGINNER SEWING COURSE

* Saturday 1st & 8th August 2015
* Saturday 7th & 14th November 2015
- x2 full days

- for more information:
http://www.mareepigdon.com/Sewing-Classes/beginner-sewing-classes.html

BOOK ONLINE NOW: http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

4 - Beginner Sewing Course ab

KIDS SEWING CLUB

* Tuesday afternoon 4pm-6pm
* Thursday afternoon 4pm-6pm
- 8-12 years
- all materials & sewing equipment provided

- for more information:
http://www.mareepigdon.com/Sewing-Classes/kids-club-sewing-classes.html

BOOK ONLINE NOW: http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

2 - Kids Sewing Club a

BEGINNER QUILTING CLASS

* Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st October 2015
- perfect to learn to sew your first quilt!

- for more information:
http://www.mareepigdon.com/creative-classes/quilting-class.html

BOOK ONLINE NOW: http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

3 - Beginner Quilting Class

If you would like to book one of the above classes simply click on the link below to complete your online booking.

BOOK ONLINE NOW http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Or email me to ask any questions and arrange a time to discuss which class may best suit you.

* Please note places are limited and fill fast so please book ASAP to secure your spot as I don’t want you to miss out!

I look forward to seeing you in one of our Term 3 classes.

Happy Sewing,

 

 

 

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com