This is McCall's 6614, View B. They claim this pattern is unisex. Either you're a shapely boy or a boxy girl? I dunno how it can be for both.
The pattern is just okay...I wouldn't make it for myself, I'd find a more feminine style...but I'm already shaped like a box. A medium-large sized box. She's tiny...she can wear a box. :)
She has a pretty short torso, this comes well past her waist, yet I needed to add 2 full inches to the sleeve length and they are absolutely perfect now.
Sewing fleece was WEIRD. It will not go on my list of favorite things to do. I ended up using a size 12 universal needle with a very narrow zigzag which worked well. I pressed on a warm setting with my press cloth and serged all interior seams except the princess seams.
She could've used a little more width across the shoulders in back
The bands came out pretty nice. I love the clean look of it and won't be afraid to do neck bindings on knits anymore!
She wore it to school - excitedly - so I must've done good!
And then...there's THIS foolishness:
The view I saw when I entered the room this morning
(the old fridge and dryer are SUPPOSED to be making an exit. I need that corner!)
90% of my yarn stash that my daughter catalogued for me. I need to get rid of some of this!
What was to be the "in progress" shelf. I bought a bunch of dollar store baskets because you can easily store the fabric, pattern, and notions...but I have like 9 things cut and they're all over the place!
Calm amongst the storm. My pattern/fabric/notions cabinet is happy. Except oh boy does my stash overfloweth (from my pov! I know there's lots of sewers who have 10 times this amount!)
Haphazardly stored knitting/crochet stuff. Bibs and burp cloths that need gifting
What in the sam hell?! Again, stuff I need to get rid of. Those are boxes of tutus, wings, etc. The blue cart is full of what flowers and elastic (headband supplies) that I have left. That bottom drawer is overflowing with ribbon. Oy!
The rack is for my Sunday ironing. Hubby does the laundry, I usually (lol!) iron his shirts. I never iron my shirts.
Pure and utter randomness. I have too many things going on in here and need to clean, organize and refocus. The water jug :-) is because we have hard water and who wants to clean mineral build up from the iron? pfft. Distilled it is. One gallon, still going strong since July.
So yeah, it's pretty bad...so bad that I offered to pay MJ to help me. It's real out here.