Yay for quick fix sewing projects! After the Burda Sew-Along in May and with by Robson Jacket hung on my "I'm not impressed" hanger I was looking for some instant gratification!
McCalls 5006 which is a pattern I've had in my collection for a few years and never ever sewn! I've had my eye on this merino for a few weeks now, specifically to pair up with my Cambie. But for today I've paired it with my shirt dress and jeans.
Then I thought I would make the Meg McElwee Surplice Dress, shortened to a top. Again I opted for long sleeves (original pattern had short sleeves). Clear elastic is used around the neckline, for modesty and again around the empire line to hug the body.
I had my first Renfew all lined up with another piece of merino, however it wasn't quite enough fabric for a true Renfrew, so with a slight modification to the pattern here is my third quick fix merino. I used the front neckline and bust from the surplice, because it's not required to be cut on the fold and the result: a Renfrew with a twist :-)
Sorry no photos wearing these last two, they just got completed today so they are about to be washed. I'm looking forward to enjoying these basics in my wardrobe.