|McCall's: 6642 (Children's/Girls' Tops, Shorts and Pants) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Fleece [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Children's Tops, Shorts and Pants|
Pattern Sizing: 6-7-8 Mine began as a 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, not at all. I modified to suit my purpose.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I did glance over the instructions and they seem like they should be very easy for a beginner to follow, even the ones for the adorable little appliques and designs.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I used only the top, and it's drafted really well for a big 4 child pattern. I usually make my 6yo dd a 4 and then add length. I made this in a 6 (sleeve length 7) and the fit is spot on across the shoulders and through the upper chest. While I did not use the decorative pattern details, I do think they're adorable. I'm not crazy about the capris but that's just a personal prefence.
Fabric Used: This is microfleece from JAS. It's very soft and a lovely weight for this purpose. A regular "polar fleece" would have been too bulky and I wanted something more cuddly than a heavier weight knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the top to an 8 to achieve a tunic length . Then, I added a 5 1/2" deep ruffle at the bottom. (2 strips cut the entire width of the fabric, joined and gathered) This has made it just right to wear with leggings for a fun, warm, winter "dress".
I used a twin needle to stitch the sleeve hems and ruffle hem. I originally used the twin needle to topstitch the neck band but the neckline is rather snug and the twin needle didn't allow enough stretch. I ripped that out and used a zigzag stitch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I did sew this up in a butterfly print microfleece using the same modifications. They have become some of dd's favorite things to wear and I can't keep from snuggling her in them. I recommend the pattern for the top, but haven't tried the bottoms.
This is a nice basic pattern to add to your collection. It's easy and quick to sew and lends itself to a lot of design changes.
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