Congrats to Annie, Winner of Our Kids Sewing Contest

winner of McCall's Kids Can Sew Too contest

Congratulations to Annie of California! She is the winner of the Kids Can Learn to Sew Contest, sponsored by McCall’s and PatternReview. We received a record amount of entries, and we loved every one. In the end, it was Annie’s special combination of enthusiasm and seriousness that made the judges agree she was the clear winner.

M7547 Sew-Along: Finished!

McCall's M7547 Sew-Along

It’s time to show you our finished pants and overalls! Here I am modeling my version of View A pants:


I ended up making them a length I can easily wear with flats. This way they feel more like a pair of jeans, and I’m good with that. My favorite part of these pants? Definitely the high waist feature. Sooo comfy and flattering. And have you noticed high-waist/mom jeans are everywhere these days?! I love when I’m on trend without trying too hard.
McCall's M7547 Sew-Along
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McCall's M7547 Sew-Along

Click here to see how Sew-Along co-host Amanda’s overalls turned out. (In a word: fabulous!)

How great do these M7547 Facebook group members look in their versions:

McCall's M7547 Sew-Along

McCall's M7547 Sew-Along

Sew-Along Resources:

Video tutorial to make View A pants

Index of Sew-Along blog posts:
Week 1 – Announcement
Week 2 – Inspiration Fabrics
Week 3 – Making a Muslin/Toile
Week 4 – Darts and Pockets
Week 5 – Seams and Zipper
Week 6 – Meg’s tutorial for adding a facing instead of a waistband
Week 7 – Finishing

We will keep the M7547 Facebook group open for another eight weeks or so. That’s the best place to get help with your pants, and to share your progress. Join it now before it’s closed to new members!

Fall 2017 Sew-Along: We usually choose a harder project for the fall sew-along, typically a new fall Vogue Pattern. It’s always important to challenge ourselves, right?! Stay tuned!