Mccall 6794- A decorative Windsock for the summer!

When I was little I loved the idea of a big ass bow sash on my clothing. I think I had a Tasha Tudor fixation. Be careful to enunciate when you wish for things. The fairies gave me just the first part- a big ass. I’m not so sure it needs attention drawn to it in the form of streamers. So I really loved this blouse pattern at first, until I realized that the back wasn’t charmingly fitted as the front- it was gathered apron style in the back. Holy Holly Hobby, Batman- that is not so flattering on a big girl! I swear I had this doll!


Also, I have not had to worry about keeping my sashings out of the potty in a long, long time and I don’t miss the supervision of my rear accessories?!6794

So if you’d told me that I would be sewing this pattern, I would have assumed those malicious fairies were back- late at night, whispering into my sleeping ear:

‘By morning you will crave the look of a kimono sleeved toddler mullet apron!!! ‘

Fairies noisily scanning a crumpled memo from the home office- ‘Oh, and you want to buy the entire first season of Devious Maids on dvd! ‘

See! None of my bad decisions are my own- I am just a victim here. A victim in pink challis!pink1

Now I don’t hate this, it is comfortable and good for work, I like the sweepy skirt tail, too, truth be told. I’m not totally believing that this shape is great for me, but I think this little number will get a lot of wear.

Regrets? I wish it I’d cut it in the tunic length- I could see this very casually with leggings, visiting my favorite mouse. It was quite windy- does wind catching your blouse count as an action shot?


Ok, I have grit in my eye and I’m having to hold my blouse down to keep from gut-flashing the kids on the swings- time to go home!


So I can count April 2014 as the month I gave in to the mullet hem- have you broken any personal vows lately?



Photo credits: Meadhawg, Pattern review. All images remain the property of their original owners.

31 thoughts on “Mccall 6794- A decorative Windsock for the summer!

  1. Laurie says:

    Hah! I had that doll too! I agree with you about ties — I think of them as a RTW trick to fit more customers with fewer sizes. Why bother if you sew for yourself…


  2. Jessica says:

    I had that exact doll! Loved her… Confess to buying a mullet-y wrap/shawl thingy myself. It happens. This actually looks kind of cute on you…:)


  3. I literally lost it when I read the part about the fairies just giving you a big ass! Anyway, this blouse is super cute, and with this and all the floras running around I guess I’m going to have to succumb to the mullet hem too! First world problems, right? 😉


  4. I like! Looks good. I am wondering how you got the belt like that!? Is it a border print?The fabric is great and I loved seeing Holly Hobby….I have not seen her for years!!


  5. Lace on shoulders – tick. Print – tick. Top – It’s actually a good style. Looks good.
    Now, with the piece under the belt, I understand what you’re saying.
    I have the same issue with a peplum I made last year. I’ve decided to add another longer layer underneath it so the wind/flashing issue is kinda overcome. Well, that’s my current thinking.


  6. I really like this one, you say you’re not sure about the shape but I think it’ss a lovely shape on you. The fabric is adorable and I love the details you added with the lace and the belt.


  7. Well, we all like things that may not be the most flattering, and I have to disagree, I think it looks pretty darn good on you. I would be tempted to lengthen that tie and bring it around to the front. Something like those belts that start out wide but have a narrow portion that comes back around. Love the fabric, I’m on a pink run myself…you’ll see. 🙂


  8. Shar says:

    Yup – I must have had the same fairies. Plus I asked for thick hair and thin thighs and they got it totally backwards! I’m not a fan of bows that tie in the back since I have a long commute and the knot is so uncomfortable pressing into my back. I tend to bring the ties around to the front if they’re long enough. I do like this – the pink is a really pretty color on you and I like how you added the lace detail. I’m a sucker for mullet hems so I love that too. I think a tunic length version would be great.


  9. Wind catching your blouse totally counts as an action shot. Very cute blouse.

    I don’t do sashes. When I end up with a sashed pattern either because I wasn’t paying attention or because I couldn’t resist the front I leave it off and put elastic in the back. I actually have a future project (hopefully near future) that I’m going to be doing that with.


  10. “I don’t miss the supervision of my rear accessories?!” – you make me laugh out loud!!! I do love your top. Very pretty fabric and looks comfy but stylish on you.


  11. A gentle critique? I would have liked the belt to have given a less horizontal line, As in the pattern, perhaps choosing a self fabric would have given just a hint of line, instead of cutting across the waist. (I have this one too, and my waist is bigger than my boobs, alas, so I was only thinking of the strategy I would take. Love the fabric and colors on you!


  12. This doesn’t look that mullety on you. I don’t get the super long ties in the back, although I guess you could wrap them around and tie them obi-wise in front? But it would be a shame to break up that lovely pattern. I’m dead useful, aren’t I.


  13. You make me laugh and for that I will always be grateful. I love your wit!

    And I’m a big fan of mullet hems (and was before they were cool) so I’m all for this! I love the colour on you too.


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