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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,




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Pattern Review – Maree's Designer Top Workshop

Friday, March 26th, 2010

At the Pattern Review Convention in Melbourne on Sunday 14th March 2010??I ran my Designer Top workshop.??It was a??fantastic weekend! Jacqueline and I met lots of new sewers and it was lovely to catch up with others I had previously met on the Pattern Review fabric buying trips!

Here are some pictures from the day.

??Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 4

Mel organised the event which was a huge success with so many Patter Review members coming together from around Australia and New Zealand too!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 3

Claire and Glenda draw up their new Designer Top idea’s on the white board!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 1

Maree in action facilitating her Designer Top Workshop

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 2 lrg

Maree helping the girls with their fabric selections

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 5

Dorothy and Maree bought the same fabric on a Pattern Review fabric buying trip in Melboune last year. Dorothy wore her lovely skirt she had made and Maree wore her jacket she had made form that same fabric! What a match it was on Dorothy!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 6

Here Maree show’s the group the lines of the jacket and she let Dorothy know that as great as she looks in the combined suit she can’t take the jacket home with her! ;-)

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 7

Dorothy also brought some great show and tell – her warm winter leopard print coat!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 8

More show and tell from Dorothy – we had a real treat being inspired by her beautiful embellished skirt.

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 10

Kate & Mel stop to chat about their sewing progress.

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 11

Fabric selection has been decided!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 12

Another fabric selection has been planned!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 9

Fabric stash – so many possibilities!!

Thanks girls for a fabulous weekend at the Pattern Review Convention!

Feel free to make a comment below and I look forward to seeing you all again next time…

Happy Sewing,

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