Thursday, February 2, 2017

Very Red

My camera has a problem with red. Whenever I try to photograph something red it ends up looking like just a solid red blob. I only managed to get one kind of okay but not really good picture.

I don't often sew solid colors (except for trousers) but solid colors can be useful and this intense red is such a fun color. The fabric is cotton. And I'm sure you notice the cute heart shaped buttons. I have 7 of those left over that I can use on something else!

The pattern is McCall's 6076.

Not very exciting, just looking at the envelope but I've used it several times and it always looks better on me than it does on the models (if you'll pardon the bragging) The one change I made here is the sleeves. The originals are straight and huge at the wrist and about 3 inches too long so I shortened and tapered them. I also shortened the body about an inch. I love the result. Perfect for Valentines Day or any other day. Red and hearts are appropriate almost anytime.


  1. Oooh, pretty! That blouse is a really flattering shape--not boxy or shapeless. Nice job on this!

  2. Red is a great 'neutral'. :) Good job on the shirt, it looks like your adjustments were exactly what the pattern needed.

    1. Thank you. Red does pair up well with a lot of other colors. This is actually a pretty easy pattern.