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McCall's 5430_05

McCall's 5430


Worked in some cheap cotton corduroy from Joann fabric in view C. This pattern is really intended for a lighter fabric but as long as seams are trimmed and graded, it seems to be fine. Really, the only part that is questionable is the ties. They are quite bulky in two layers of cord. I don't mind it, but on a different body shape it might add some undesired bulk.


The pattern is ok, there are a few bits that I think could have been more clearly written, but nothing that should prevent even a beginner from getting a cute skirt or two.


I intend to sew the A version in something light and drapy, some day as well.


As a side note, this pattern is considered a 1-hour project and I respectfully call shenanigans on that claim. Yes, it's fast, yes, it's easy, it's absolutely something you could crank out in a single sewing session, but if you actually trim, press and finish seams, baste where indicated, hem as indicated, and hand sew the inside of the facing as indicated in the pattern, then there is no way an average human is going to be done in an hour. Even if I'm a slower than average crafter (and I would guess I'm not) most people are going to need a minimum of 2 hours to properly sew this garment as detailed in the pattern.

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Taken on May 12, 2011