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REVIEW : ORGANIC COTTON PLUS AND MCCALLS 6733

July 19, 2013

When Organic Cotton Plus contacted me to review some of their fabric I was thrilled.  I havn’t sewn with a lot of organic or fair trade fabrics before and was curious with all of the recent news happenings in the world of fashion and fabric of late.  I feel generally good about the fact that I make such a large percentage of my own and my children’s clothes and are therefore contributing less to the problems of fast fashion, but then there is the next step of being aware of where the fabric I use comes from.  Organic Cotton Plus is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standards and is committed to fair labor and sustainable materials.

I chose to review some of their interlock knit and couldn’t resist their dark green color (the color of the season :).  The fabric came fast and in nice minimilist packaging.  It’s the perfect knit to sew with – washes up great, and not too slinky so that it gets caught up in your machine and is hard to cut, but still soft on your skin.  I have some fabric left over from making the romper and plan on making myself a stretch skirt soon.  If eco friendly fabric is something that is important to you I highly recommend checking out Organic Cotton Plus.

As for McCalls 6733, it is a great little on trend pattern.  I plan on making another one and will do a more extensive review then.  But in a nutshell the pattern is great with a couple of adjustments.  I found the waistline to be very high so I put the elastic casing in the shorts instead of the bodice as suggested.  I also took a little out of the crotch as well.  I made the straps much thinner too- more spaghetti strap.  I think it’s a really sweet pattern that I will sew up again soon.

Disclosure : Organic Cotton Plus sent me this fabric to review free of charge.  This is my true and honest opinion.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Teresa July 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Cute, cute, cute. I love the green color…and rompers are always popular with the little girl in our house!

  • Reply Carolyn July 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    That romper is so adorable and I love that it’s made out of a knit!
    And I’m always looking for great places to get knit fabrics…I’ll have to check this place out!

  • Reply katherine h July 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Cute romper, love the colour, not to mention the model!

    I just hope we don’t have to start worrying about “fabric miles” because there are no fabric stores near me…though I’m pretty sure the distances my fabric travels is not good for the planet.

  • Reply Mae July 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    So pretty, the green is spot on, very beautiful.

  • Reply Kelly July 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Aw, so cute 🙂 I’m so interested in this fabric shop – everyone seems to really like it!

  • Reply Kelly July 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Aw, so cute 🙂 I’m so interested in this fabric shop – everyone seems to really like it!

  • Reply Helen July 24, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    So cute! Lovely!

  • Reply gingermakes July 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    This is so cute! I love it! The color is really pretty on A.

  • Reply Organic Cotton Yarn Supplier December 6, 2016 at 3:36 AM

    So cute girl. Lovely dress.

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