|McCall's: 6564 (Misses Top) - Type:Tops |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $14.96 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Rayon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Semi-fitted wrap tops A, B, C, D have front extending into standing back collar, front pleats, inside ties, gathered, attached ties (wrong side shows) and narrow hem. A, C: Purchased buckle. D: Sleeves gathered into bands.|
Pattern Sizing: 6-14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
-Wrap style works well for my straight, long torso.
-Soft V neckline is flattering.
-Standing back collar frames the face nicely.
-Loose pleats are flattering to most bustlines.
-It ended up working OK but the instructions for the collar could leave you with a big mess and unfinished seams.
-Armscye is too low for a top that is fitted at the waist. It causes this annoying phenomenon
Fabric Used: Paint-spattered looking rayon print from Free Spirit fabrics purchased at SR Harris in the Twin Cities.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Added some torso length.
-Made the sleeve with straight hem instead of wide with gathering at the cuff.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? The pattern isn't terrible and the low armscye would not be as noticeable in the short sleeve version. This shirt is going right into the Goodwill bag after the writing of this review. Maybe I'll try again in a less vomitous fabric.
Conclusion: I asked my daughter, "Is this the ugliest shirt you've ever seen?" Her reply, "Pretty much." Case closed.
My entire wardrobe seems to be solids and only about 4 colors. I thought I could add a little spice with this funky fabric. I was very wrong.
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