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Making McCall’s 7717

This series covers sewing a mockup for M7717 straight from the envelope with no pattern alterations followed by sewing a muslin after pattern modifications are made.

My New Favorite Top to Sew

I have enjoyed making Simplicity 9287. The pattern manipulation was fun and the muslins were enough to confirm I would want to make this pattern many times. For new sewists, use your upper bust measurement.

Simplicity 9052

I have made this pattern three times. I think this is a great pattern for learning to make a jacket. The vent details in the sleeve are my favorite and the roomy hood is perfect for walking the dog.

How I Copy A Sewing Pattern

As I start to use patterns for multiple individuals, I started copying my patterns instead of buying multiple patterns. The same process can be used to copy patterns onto heavier paper. I like using tissue paper because I can store them as I do with other store-bought patterns.