Sewing – McCall’s 5431


When I went upstairs to retrieve the sewing pattern envelope for this review, I had to laugh. There on the front were the words “quick & easy”. Apparently my two favorite cooking/recipe words are also my favorite sewing words!

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Now, I didn’t find this particularly quick or easy, but alot of that was operator error so please don’t let me discourage you from trying it, because I think it comes out pretty darn cute looking.

It's all about quick and easy

And as far as my issues, let’s just say that I had to go back to the fabric store twice for more fabric! I’m not going to get into all the mistakes I made, but seriously this skirt was cursed. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. To give you an idea, while serging the seam allowances, I broke a looper thread! I’ve never ever broken a looper thread, much less while just finishing off a seam allowance. So, I had to rethread my serger, which meant I had to find the instruction book, and waste about 30 minutes!!!

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  1. says

    You are very talented in picking material, and of course sewing. I love the determination it took to make it, you will appreciate it much more, haha.

  2. says

    Really cute skirt! I understand your frustration. I went back and forth to the store when I was making a quilt this spring!

  3. says

    I just hate having to rethread the serger. I’ve been a sewing fool this weekend, too. Your skirt is really cute; I just might have to find that pattern!

  4. says

    It’s pretty and crisp and the colors will work well for fall, whenever that comes. Sergers are our best friends when they work, and create a lot of delay when they don’t.