McCalls 5050

I decided to go with the McCalls 5050, view D, peasant blouse!

The fabric was a little tricky to work with, I had unraveling strings everywhere. But I am very happy with the outcome!

 I'm trying to get used to using my serger, which I've had for many years but honestly hardly ever used. I guess you can say, I'm a little bit intimidated with it. (ya know, re-threading, cutting seams too closely etc.) Well after reading reviews on PR, and on many blogs it just looks so much more professional, neater and well finished. So I've taken the plunge and used it with this stringy, sheer fabric.

Here's the inside, I finally utilized the serger! It looks much better and more finished. yea!

My attempts @ a rolled edge! (getting better, but wish I knew how to widen)

I really love this fabric and this blouse. The sleeves really flow nicely and airy. Of course it can be worn on or off shoulder, but me thinks off shoulder is more sexiness. lol I like how long and fluttery the sleeves are, which may be too long for others, but it's definitely what I wanted. Overall the pattern was really easy to follow, but the recommended size of elastic for the upper neckline area, was too thin and tended to roll. I tried a different size which worked better for me.
I'll post a picture with it on later.


  1. That is fabulous!You go girl you did a great job.

  2. that's beautiful! i was just looking at that pattern yesterday. maybe now i'll go back and buy it!


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