Well, February's MAGAM didn't take no time at all, and it looks pretty good. I cut out and sewed it together on February 1st.
And I just finished a simple turtleneck today using McCalls 6796. I used this pattern before when making my January MAGAM. The knit fabric is thin, so it was a bit tricky to sew. I used the knit stitch on my machine, and things went pretty well. I cut a 14, and the only thing I did on the sleeves was remove about 3/4" from the sleeve cap; otherwise, there was not way to insert the sleeve without there being puckers. Other than that, it went together good. I love this McCalls pattern, and will use it a lot. The next time I make the turtleneck, I will double the neck collar width so, it can fold over like a true turtleneck. This will go good w/ my brown wool skirt, and khaki pants. I also have two cardigans that will go great w/ the top. I want to make a short sleeve version of this pattern pretty soon. I think I will use some white t-shirt knit fabric. I need a decent white t-shirt for spring and summer.
I know I should model these items, but I am getting the same crud everyone in my office has gotten. I was hoping I would get by this winter w/o getting sick, but w/ all the hacking and sneezing, I guess it was inevitable. :(
I am starting out as a busy bee on sewing, and hope I do not loose steam before the month is done :)
In other news, I would like to introduce you to Sir Loin - The Beef Cake. He was born on 01/31/13 @ 3:30 a.m. He is a sweet little man, and his momma is doing an excellent job taking care of her little guy. Jerseys look like little deer when they are born. It will be interesting to see what color he ends up being. The sire is black, and I really hope he looks like his daddy.
Take care and God bless!