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|McCall's: 6512 (Misses' Blouses) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||7/20/13 3:33 PM |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Available for sale on PR: $15.16 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polyester Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|UPDATE! Thanks to a great suggestion from TinaLea I layered a white T underneath and I like the way it looks now. The white interfaced pieces blend in. I also removed the droopy pockets and obnoxious pocket flaps.|
I think it's pretty and I have successfully worn it!
MISSES' BLOUSES: Loose-fitting blouses have neck/front bands, yoke and front sleeve (cut on crosswise grain of fabric), no shoulder seams, back pleats and narrow hem
I have been cutting my tops in size 10, but the directions for this say to snugly measure your full bust and use that size. So, with hesitation, I cut a 6. Actually does fit, so if you use this pattern keep that instruction in mind.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Unfortunately, Yes, it does and I should have looked more closely at view A. The shoulder tabs are very prominently in front and down from the top of the shoulder.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I do not like the design of view A.
The fabric I chose was a big mistake. It is a 100% polyester fabric that looks, feels and sews like chiffon with gold beads on it. The needle keeps hitting the beads. Pretty but deadly! Click Here
So it is difficult to work with. The pockets alone took me 3 hours and they certainly are not perfect. I made a cardboard template for the bottom corners because they wouldn't iron flat and then to keep my edges turned under I used stitch witchery. This material only takes a very low iron setting to make matters even more difficult! I finally turned up the iron and used a press cloth. (Then I threw the pockets away Haha)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
After my first fitting, the fit was horrendous! The neckline was too wide and the yoke/sleeve combination made my shoulders look too wide. I guess the pattern is supposed to look like this, but I don't like it. Also, because of the sheer fabric, I decided to try flat fell seams, a very new skill for me. They are not too good. Soooo, I am thinking by now that this blouse should go in the trash before I put any more work into it. Then I ran a basting stitch along the back yoke seam and gathered the whole mess in. Click Here It actually helped a lot, so for now I'll keep practicing, I mean sewing!
I have been working on this blouse for several days. Hand sewing the sheer fabric and and trying to make the inside of the blouse look nicely finished. Actually I didn't do too bad technically, but I will not be wearing this blouse. It is too sheer and I do not like the way the tabs are so low in front of the shoulder. I also do not like the pockets and pocket flaps. I interfaced the flaps per instructions and they look too white against the blouse. And the pockets just kind of sit there all floppy! You might be wondering why I don't just take off the shoulder tabs and let the sleeves down, but I can't. BECAUSE when practicing those flat fell seams I messed up a seam that happens to be hidden by one of the tabs. I is an L shaped seams and I really hadn't a clue as to how to flat fell finish!
This blouse only looks cute on the mannequin! Haven't quite finished it yet.I feel that it was worthwhile to make however, because I really slowed down and worked on details on this blouse and that is needed practice for me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Not going to make view A again that's clear! Maybe the other view because it has a different neckline. Lots of other ladies have made this and love it, so don't go by me if you like the pattern! I have broad shoulders and this totally accentuated that plus I picked the wrong fabric.
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