|McCall's: 6204 (Misses'/Women's Tunics) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||7/9/13 1:25 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $14.36 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polyester Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Loose fitting, pullover tunics A, B have extended shoulders and stitched hems; tunic A has short sleeves on right side, left side drapes, angled hem, optional purchased jewel appliques, wrong side of fabric shows; tunic B has shirt tail hem, purchased jewel stones.|
Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized from 8 - 24W. I am usually a 10 in McCall's but seeing that this is a very loose pattern. I decided to trace off size 8 and it worked for me. I made View A.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, this is a very easy pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow? There is really nothing much to this pattern. The instructions were good and I had no problems putting this together. The stay stitching on the neckline is a must. My neckline would have stretched out a lot had I not done that.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that this is such a cool design. Perfect for that special chiffon in your stash. I am planning to cut up an old silk chiffon sari for my next version. This was a wearable muslin but I like it.
Fabric Used: Polyester chiffon from Joann Fabrics. I am such a sucker for polka dots. When I saw this fabric, I had to get it. I had a terrible time sewing this though. Because it's polyester, it did not ease well when I was making narrow hems but that's to be expected.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Because I had a lot of puckering in the narrow hems, I decided to chop them off and do a rolled hem on my serger instead. I am not too fond of this look, but for a wearable muslin it works. I also took off about 3 inches from the length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? If you're looking to make a trendy top/tunic, this fits the bill. I'll probably make one more and that's it.
Update: I wrote this review a couple of weeks ago and just got around to taking photos. I am not sure I like this style on me. I am used to more fitted silhouettes. I will wear this one since I've made it but I am not sure I want to make it again.
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