Monday, May 9, 2011

Sewing project : Mccall M5855

Pattern Sizing:

I choice a size small.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There was nothing I didn't like... 

Fabric Used:

My mother's silk chiffon sari. It's like 10 years old. I can still smell my mum's old perfume scent on it. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I shorten the length by 5cm. I think It would have really mattered.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I would if I find a lovely orange or coral shade chiffon that is not too expensive. 


Overall, I love kaftans. I think they are very hot and humid climate friendly. Great for my trip back to Singapore in June.

Thanks for coming by!


  1. Very nice top! I like the blue and black combination in the fabric. Is that a floral print? Such a stylish yet comfortable looking piece! Nice work!

  2. Very lovely and how great is it that you used fabric with such a sentimental value!

  3. Lovely blouse & I love the back-story on the fabric. I just cut this pattern out so I'm glad to see you got such wonderful results.

  4. Very pretty blouse, Uma! I have this same pattern and am currently working on something in a white charmeuse.

  5. Ohhh, I just bought a coral/orange/yellow/brown poly chiffon while I was in Chicago. This may have to be the pattern I use. Yours turned out beautifully!

  6. Beautiful! What a great idea. I'll have to get this pattern....