|McCall's: 5992 (OOP) - Type:Sleepwear |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
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|Fabric:||Flannel [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Unisex sleepwear. I made top A and pants E. Top A is a drop-shoulder short-sleeved buttoned blouse with a convertible collar. Pants E are pull-on pants with elastic and draw-string waist.
XS - XL; I made size XS for DD.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think so, though I haven't seen these on DD yet. These are a Christmas gift.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were OK. For anyone with experience, there is nothing to be gained by trying to follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a pretty basic pattern and the style I was seeking for these simple pajamas.
TOP: The pattern was not perfectly drafted. The top is drop-shouldered and the sleeve cap has way too much ease. I had to shave off about 0.5 inch to avoid a puffed sleeve effect - not desirable on a drop-shoulder.
There is a separate front facing, needed due to the curve of the collar. There is no back facing. I drafted a back facing, rather than follow the instructions to simply fold under the under-collar edge to enclose the back seam allowance. I think the instructions would have generated more bulk.
There are no instructions to top-stitch the front facing in place. If I hadn't done this, the facing would have been flopping around, especially as it comes out of the wash.
BOTTOMS: The waistband is to be finished with a combination of elastic and draw-string. The draw-strings are to emerge through a gap in the center front seam. I chose instead to add interfaced button holes for the draw-strings. I also anchored the elastic at the back.
The crotch appears to be very deep. I shortened it quite a bit.
There are not instructions for clean-finishing the interior of the pieces. I think this is pretty typical of McCall's and I didn't really expect it.
Fabric:Lovely soft cotton flannel in coordinating prints from a local quilt shop.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, I won't make this particular pattern again. If you have a basic pull-on pants pattern, and a camp-style top, there is no need for this pattern. The instructions are disappointing in that I think following them would lead to that *dorky home-made look.* I think these instructions are the reason some people don't bother to read them.
OK pattern and I'm happy with my result, but not a great pattern. I have become spoiled by beautifully drafted patterns from Louise Cutting, The Sewing Working, and many Vogue patterns. I think I'll avoid McCall's in the future unless there is something truly unique.
Pants back pocket (added)
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