McCalls 5925 – A Detour

vintage simplicity pattern

vintage simplicity pattern

I’ve been thinking about the vintage Simplicity pattern I’m working on and it just has not quite come together in my mind. The original pattern has some embellishment on the front raglan sleeves and Id like to do something similar. In my stash I’have some great faceted nail heads in silver and those might work but I’m just not 100% sure. But I’m in a sewing mood these days and Ill take detour by making McCalls 5925 for my daughter Emma. Shes a boho-chic kind of girl who likes to layer and shes always borrowing my wide belts to wear around her hips. She likes the mustard yellow length but wants the tab collar. For fabric I have a beautiful blue-black rayon broadcloth from Gorgeous Fabrics that I think will be perfect. This is a very drapey fabric even though its on the thin side and I think it will look terrific as a tunic. Em can wear the size 6 straight out of the envelope but Ill still do a muslin to test drive the style . Shes pretty particular when it comes to fashion. I don’t want to sew up this fabulous fabric into a style she doesn’t like enough to wear. Might work some raw-edges and gold nail heads into hers as well if she goes for it.