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Bird Love - McCall's 6519

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I thought I'd use McCall's 6519 again, but I didn't think it would be this soon.  I was trying to decide what I'd wear to a weekend wedding.  The dress code said 'smart casual' and nothing in my wardrobe felt right so I headed for the sewing room.  I started pulling out bits of fabric and different patterns and I had just about settled on the Banksia top when I grabbed this fabric.  I bought this border print silk from Spotlight when I decided that I needed to add more prints to my wardrobe.  I think it's so cool the way the birds change colour; they start out grey, morph into black and then go white.   


I've got nothing new to add, I made this up exactly the same as last time, I even paired it with the same pants (different heels though)! Actually that's not quite true, I did do something new, I used French seams for the first time ever.  My overlocker doesn't particularly like delicate fabrics and with so few seams I thought this would be the perfect time to give it  go.

It cracks me up that the best photo of the top also has a bin and one of my kids in the background :)

The wedding was lovely - although I probably should have worn a skirt - and I really enjoyed getting to spend just a little bit of time with my sewing machine.

7 comments:

thornberry said...

You look lovely - that is a great pairing of fabric and pattern! I've not seen that border print before. Spotty really does have some terrific stuff nowadays, doesn't it!

sewbusylizzy said...

I buy most of my fabric at Spotlight - not much choice where I live. The fabric selection is improving every season. But that fabric is just amazing. I've never seen silk like that at my Spotlight!! Love your top - most jealous! Sew Me Green. ;-)

bloglessanna said...

Great top and great fabric. I must confess I've recently acquired that pattern after seeing your first version and I don't think it will be long until I pull it out and give it a go. I will keep the french seams in mind. Thanks for the inspiration.

Neeno said...

The bird print is great. Some ppl snob off Spotlight but i have found some gems there!

Rosi said...

Gorgeous fabric!

Sharon said...

Another wonderful top and also love the way the birds change colour.

Stephanie said...

I love that print! What a great pattern to show it off. It looks fabulous on you.