Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Spring 2017 Sew-Along

I'm super excited to announce that I'm co-hosting the Spring 2017 Sew-Along with Meg Carter of the McCall's Pattern Company! I must admit I didn't really fall in love with this pattern right off the bat. After seeing this video that McCall's did on Facebook, though, I was sold. (Click the link, scroll down and click on "Show More", and it will come up for December 8.)

The full schedule is as follows:

Week of 3/3:  Announce sew-along
Week of 3/10:  Style inspiration; suitable fabrics
Week of 3/17: Making a muslin to assess fit
Week of 3/24: Pockets (steps 1-13)
Week of 3/31: Seams and zipper (steps 14-24)
Week of 4/7: Waistband and overalls bib (steps 29-61)
Week of 4/14:  Finishing (steps 62-66)
Week of 4/21: Big reveal
Meg is making the high waisted pants view with cropped flares and I am making the overall pants view with tapered legs. I think they will be perfect for spring and for my relaxed mom-on-the-go lifestyle.

Read the full announcement on the McCall's Blog here and please join us for this fun adventure!


  1. That looks like so much fun Amanda! I saw that Mccall's video, and agree that it changed my mind about the design as well. I look forward to seeing what you will create. If I didn't have so many plans for this month, I would have joined along!!

    1. Well you can always come back and see the posts when your schedule clears up. The first part of May is crazy for me too. It's swimming championships season. SO MUCH TRAVEL this year!

  2. How exciting, Amanda!!! Looking forward to seeing this pattern made up by both you and Meg!

  3. I am hoping to join along. I love the idea of high waist pants and a slim pant for spring! I also love the pockets. One of my favorite pants years ago was a light denim from Eddie Bauer. They had those pockets and a drawstring waist and straight legs (not narrow). Great for summer and beach.

    1. Funny you should mention that because I currently have a pair of pants with those exact same pockets and I lurve them. You wouldn't think pockets at the hip level would be flattering but they are.