Sunday, February 8, 2009

Celebrating African-American History Month -McCalls 3145

In celebration of African-American History Month, one of my church friends wanted two Afro-Centric outfits made. So she asked if I would do the honor. She basically wanted skirts and head wraps. This is the first of the two projects that I made for her in January.

This skirt is easy, easy. I've made it for myself, clients, and one of my sisters countless times. It sews up really fast and can double as a cover up over a swim suit.

Pattern Description: MISSES' WRAP SKIRT IN THREE LENGTHS: Wrap skirt has back darts and opening in right side seam for tie to pass through; all edges of skirt are narrow hemmed

Pattern Sizing:4 - 22 (x-small to X-large. I made Large. View B

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. This is a make in 1 hour wrap skirt.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything to like; no dislikes. It's quick and easy and a classic style. Plus Ms. Bonnie like it as well.

Finished Skirt on the Table

Fabric Used: Cotton print from Wal Mart

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Ms. Bonnie requested a head wrap to wear with this skirt, which I made from the scraps. The head wrap is about 12" X 36". Ms. Bonnie is quite the creative one. She gave me a mini head wrap tying lesson when I delivered the two outfits to her on Tuesday. Here are a few photos of the various styles.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This pattern is out of print. But if you have it in your collection, do try it.

Link to all photos.
Conclusion: It's a great quick project. Good for beginners.

PS - Forgive the boots. It's cold, wet, and messy in Chi-town.
Happy Sewing!


  1. Man. The head wrap is STUNNING.

  2. I agree with Cidell. The wraps are stunning!

  3. What a great job! I love the way the colors shines on the last head wrap. Fabulous.

  4. The head wrap is beautiful.Great fabric choice.

  5. That is really great fabric! I gotta tell you though. Virtually any black woman can carry the headwrap off with stylish panache. But I think most white women like me would get a look like, "What are you wearing on your head, crazy lady???" There's only one white woman I know in town that no one would ever question if she wore a headwrap, and people would say she was cool and fashion forward. Then you'd get people like me and we'd be laughed at LOL. Those are might fine headwraps though, and if I could pull one off, I'd be wearing one too.



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