#M7542 Contest Winners!

#m7542 contest judging

Wow, this was such a hard contest to judge! We had well over 100 submissions and they were each fantastic. Our team of judges, which included our designers (like Jackie, above) and members of our marketing team, had a really hard time narrowing the choices to one winner and a few honorable mentions. But here they are!

Overall Winner: Candice of Sew My Time. Our judges loved the fit, the fabric, the styling, and just how incredibly great this top looks on Candice. She is the winner of a $100 gift certificate to Vogue Fabrics and $100 worth of patterns from us. Congratulations!

#M7542 by Sew My Time

Honorable Mentions. Each person below receives her choice of three current patterns from us.

Best Modification: Donna M (McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group member)
#m7542 contest honorable mention

Best Repurpose: Christina C
#m7542 honorable mention

Best Use of Trim: Mondes Threads

#M7542 honorable mention

“Miss #M7542” Award: sleslie2
Miss #M7542

Winners: Please send an email to social@mccallpatterncompany.com so we can provide you with instructions on how to receive your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered! We had such a good time with this contest that we’re eager to do another, maybe in the fall. Stay tuned!

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!

New! iOS Stickers for Texting With Sewing Buddies

McCall Pattern Company iOS stickers

Introducing McCall Pattern Company Stickers for iPhone and iPad users! These fun stickers featuring images from our archives are perfect for texting with sewing and non-sewing friends.

Currently there are 25 stickers to choose from, including these below. Plans are to update this sticker app seasonally; we hope to also roll out a version for Android users as well.

McCall Pattern Company iOS stickers

 

To upload and use this sticker pack: In text message mode on your phone, click on the gray arrow next to the space for writing your message. Next, click on the symbol that looks like an A [see photo below]. At the bottom of your screen you’ll see four gray dots. Click on that, and then click on the plus sign that says Store. Search “McCall Pattern Company” and that will bring you to the sticker app. Download. When you want to add a sticker to a text, just click on the A icon again and you will see all your MPC stickers. Click on the one you want to add to your text.

Or, you can visit the App Store from your phone or iPad and search “McCall Pattern Company.” After you download the stickers add them to text messages as instructed above.
McCall Pattern Company iOS stickers